You can always find turtles chilling on the trash bumpers at Crescent Lake Park near downtown St. Pete.
I found some cute duckies walking along the sidewalk.
Usual birds around the lake include the loggerhead shrike, a roseate spoonbill and an anhinga drying out.
I found an unusual pair of birds sitting in front of my car, northern rough winged swallows. I’ve seen them in other parks before but they are fairly rare.
A cloudy morning at the park.
The big banyan tree has been fenced in for several years now. They are trying to keep it alive since it’s so old (not sure how old though). It’s taken a beating over the years with people climbing and playing on it.
It looked like it has snowed along the street in front of the park. I realized there were several cottonwood trees in someone’s yard. I had never noticed this before so I must not have been here when they were blooming. I’m sure it’s beautiful when it’s in full bloom but what a mess it was in the street and yard.
After leaving the park I stopped by Rouse park on the bay in St Pete, only a few minutes away. The royal poinciana trees were blooming and the are a lot of them in this small park.
Enjoying an early morning on the bay in late May.
Great photos you found close to town. I love Anhinga’s. I remember the first time I ever saw them in New Orleans. They are like flying dinosaurs.
Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.
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I never realized cottonwood trees produced so much “cotton”! Beautiful photo of the swallows.
I remember climbing that Crescent Lake banyon 70 + years ago.😊
Dina I always enjoy coming to your blog and seeing your photos and reading about your adventures – they bring me great joy! Congrats for being one of my Featured Friends at this week’s Friendship Friday at Create With Joy party!