Birds and bees at the Botanical Gardens

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One of the few birds I saw this morning. A mockingbird staring down at me.

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Dragonfly trying to hide behind his wings.

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I saw this bunny hiding in the water fountain. Can bunnies swim? He may have come through the pipe where the overflow water comes out.

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The only other bird I saw, a hairy woodpecker.

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Bees were buzzing around the flowers in the frog pond.

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I was hoping to get lucky and not get rained on. The news was saying 70% chance but it usually holds out until after lunch. I drove into the parking lot of the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo around 8:30 and it started pouring. I checked the radar on my phone and it looked like it would move through quickly. I sat in the car for half an hour until it was just a light sprinkle. I got out and started walking around and 20 minutes later the sun came out and it felt like a sauna. I still got my walk in but it was very quiet at the gardens.

Linking to Saturday’s Critters

7 thoughts on “Birds and bees at the Botanical Gardens

  1. I love the Mockers and the pretty dragonfly.. The poor bunny looks wet, I think he is trying to stay out of the rain? Pretty shot of the woodies and beautiful flowers.. Great post!
    Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  2. Interesting shots, the wet bunny is so funny. Dragonfly: “Bet you can’t see me now!” So neat how you captured the bee in flight, and the gorgeous flower that seems to glow within.

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