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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK

In my last blog, I told you about the month long Python Hunt taking place in the Florida Everglades. It's been nearly 3 weeks since that blog and many of you have written asking if we're ok. We are alive and well. We didn't see one python, but I've heard the latest caught is around thirty. Actually, the hunt is in the areas surrounding the National Park. Inside the park is off limits.
We loved exploring this beautiful place - canoeing, biking, hiking, and ranger led hikes including a slough slog. That was exciting, especially after we walked out of the slough and saw a huge alligator at the edge of the water. Even the ranger was shocked. This was the third time she'd led the slog and I had the feeling it was her last.
We especially enjoyed spending time with friends from home who also camped at the park (Kathy Heil, Dave Monstrey, Bill and Laurie Bassett - pictured below).
We walked the Anhinga Trail many times. Dick put together a nice group of pictures taken along this trail:  CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS OF THE ANHINGA TRAIL

Also, I'm adding a Youtube video Dick put together. He never tells me when he's filming so all my comments are in there too. We are going to have to come up with a signal to let me know when to shut-up!



Barn Owl along the Guy Bradley Trail
Campgound breakfast with our TC friends
Paddling through a Mangrove marsh
Roseate Spoonbill at Eco Pond
West Lake boardwalk

Robert at ROBERT IS HERE Fruit Stand just outside of the park


Painted Bunting in the Flamingo Campground

1 comment:

  1. We loved the video, Dick you're a great videographer. Thanks for sharing...very welcome on this blustery VERY wintery day up here in the (depends of what day it is lately) frozen north. Hugs, Angela and Erik

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