Category Archives: Florida animals

Chesnut Park on a Saturday morning.

Standing on the observation tower, an osprey saw me and said “Hey, there’s Dina. I’m going to swing by and give her a hug.” or maybe not.  He just banked and kept cruising by. A juvenile moorhen eating yucky pond … Continue reading

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The dolphin show at Fort Desoto.

Lots of dolphins at the fishing pier at Fort Desoto in early October.  They all had different scratches and markings on their fins. They were buzzing around the fishing pier and at some points swimming right underneath where I was … Continue reading

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Bok Tower Gardens in early September

Shots from my early September trip to Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales Florida. There’s always interesting things to see there. The front door to the Carillon bell tower. From the bell tower area, you can see down into the … Continue reading

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Finding Nemo

Or “Blurry fish behind really thick glass.”  I took these all in “Auto with no flash” mode since I didn’t have a tripod and I didn’t want to use flash.  If you use flash you will just get a big … Continue reading

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Critters at Bok Tower Gardens

A quiet day for birds in early September.  A woodpecker, a great horned owl and a quick peek at a hummingbird. Lots of squirrels around. The one in the bottom shot had a big bot fly bite on his side. … Continue reading

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The big ones under water

You can get really close to the big swimmers under water at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa. Turtles, sharks and sting rays swim right up to the glass. The sting rays look like they have happy faces when they swim … Continue reading

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Flashes of Orange

Lots of butterflies, bees and moths at the Botanical Gardens in Largo in late August.  Below is the only birds I saw, juvenile moorhens.  

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Spotted critters at the park

I stopped by Chesnut Park on the way home from work in early August to see if there were any baby deer. Since it had just stopped raining I was thinking there wouldn’t be a lot of people there so … Continue reading

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After the rain stopped

The rain never seemed to stop in late June and continued in early July. We finally had a Saturday morning that was clear and sunny so I headed out to Chesnut Park. The swamp that the boardwalks run through was … Continue reading

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Saturday morning walk at Chesnut Park

The water was almost gone in May due to the drought we were having. Most of the little ponds were dried up and the deer were grazing in the pond. Most of the plants were looking parched. Little critters. I … Continue reading

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