A two park morning

I found these leaves at McGough Nature Park in Largo back in October. They look like lacy leaves. They were spread out all along the trail. I would normally think bugs did this but it almost looks natural and I’ve seen it at several other parks. Does anyone know if this is natural?

I stopped by the turtle pond to say hi to all of the turtles swimming around.

A bunny was sitting right on the trail.

Some of the resident tortoises at the nature center.

It’s not often you get to see a Mississippi kite up close. They are pretty rare to see in the Tampa bay area and this one was rehabbing here at the center.

After leaving McGough Park, I stopped by the Largo Nature Preserve for a quick walk before heading home for lunch. It was a quiet morning so I didn’t stay long.

4 thoughts on “A two park morning

  1. Hello,
    What a great outing. I love the turtle and tortoise. I would love to see the Mississippi Kite in the wild. The Limpkins are one of my favorite Florida birds. Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend.

  2. I have these air potato vines in my backyard. The beetles are the culprit, introduced to contain this invasive vine. Check out this site for more info:
    http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/polkco/2018/05/14/air-potato-leaf-beetles-available-to-polk-residents/
    This petite insect’s larvae turn those large glossy leaves into lacy, hole-filled, skeletonized leaves which significantly reduces the vine’s natural ability to overtake a yard, park, or entire natural area

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