I was walking around the Botanical Gardens in Largo in late December and a small flock of monk parakeets flew right into the trees over my head. They spend a few minutes feeding on the seeds and anything else they could find up there. It was funny to watch them hopping around and hanging upside down. A few minutes later they all started screaming and took off. All was quiet again.
Across the gardens I could see an osprey flying into his nest with a small fish.
The milkweed bushes were still full of caterpillars. The weather had been mild and warm up to this point.
You can always find butterflies all year long here in central Florida.