So, I woke up Thanksgiving day 2007 and thought, "What a lovely day to go out for a nature walk!" So I decided I should go check out Wakodahatchee. I made sure to bring my camera because the last time I'd been there, just a week or two earlier, there was an otter around pretty close up and I was really sorry I didn't have the camera.
Alas, no otter this time. Probably the most interesting thing this trip was an iguana in a tree, but alas again, he moved into hiding before I could get a picture. Also interesting was that I talked to a guy who recommended the related Green Cay Wetlands, which I hadn't been to but had been thinking I should visit sometime. So I decided to go there too.
I took quite a few pictures at each location, so I've split
them up onto two pages.
This page (including the
Great Blue at right) is Wakodahatchee, and
I have a separate page for the
Green Cay walk.
|If I'd realized this Tricolor was going to be reflected in the water so clearly, I would've moved the camera down a tad.|
Here are a couple of larger alligators.
The one on the left is midsize, maybe 5 feet long.
The one below is much bigger, like 12 feet.
He's a local character who I believe is known as "the Slob".
|This anhinga seems to be having problems swallowing something.|
|There's also interesting flowers and plants around; this is arrowhead.|
|Here's a Great White Egret in action.|
|Here's a turtle looking right at you. I believe this is a Red-Bellied Turtle. There are lots of turtles at Wakadohatchee.|
I saw 3 baby alligators, maybe 12-18 inches long.
I only got pictures of two though.
You can see how they streamline themselves when they swim
in the picture at right.
Below are the two close together.