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.
I found the real “Peter Cottontail” on the trail.
Creepy spiders just in time for Halloween.
You can always find a carolina wren at the nature center.
Little critters buzzing around the flowers near the feeders at the nature center.
A bunny hops by.
I made a new friend sitting on the boardwalk waiting for the hummingbirds to show up.
A few four-legged critters walked by with their two-legged critters.
Some type of moth cocoon.
You see lots of interesting things waiting around for a hummingbird to show up. The firebushes around the nature center at Lettuce Lake Park usually has them buzzing around this time of year. After an hour, I had only seen 2 of them quickly going by and I only got blurry pictures. It was just too hot in August to sit around any longer so I went home for lunch.
Little critters. The little critters in the 2nd shot are making more little critters.
A sleepy night heron and a green heron standing at attention.
A couple of grackles having words.
Some juvenile grackles waiting to be fed.
Making more young moorhens.
I’ve been seeing bunnies everywhere.
The river is starting to choke up with the above plant.
A few things from my walk at Largo Nature Preserve in late June.
A leftover Easter bunny eating his breakfast.
The eagle has landed. After being absent all summer, the eagle is back in his usual winter Saturday morning spot across the lake.
I saw this weird stuff growing out of the tree. It looked like it could be merengue but I’m guessing some kind of lichen.
I was excited to see another baby deer at the park. Mom and baby stayed pretty far back in the woods. These were taken from the parking lot and heavily cropped so they are a little blurry.
The teenage buck is still hanging around the family.
The older baby was feeding close by the family. Her spots are getting a little fainter.
These were all taken in late September.
One of the few birds I saw this morning. A mockingbird staring down at me.
Dragonfly trying to hide behind his wings.
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.
The only other bird I saw, a hairy woodpecker.
Bees were buzzing around the flowers in the frog pond.
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
Yellow butterfly in the shade.
Standard bee on a leaf shot.
Small alligator swimming down the river.
A spider hanging over my head on the boardwalk. Their bite is like getting a mosquito bite. Just annoying for a day.
Dragonflies are everywhere.
Another yellow butterfly.
I’m also seeing bunnies everywhere lately.
This butterfly has had a rough life. He was still flying around though.
Birds are scarce, tiny critters are everywhere so this is what I’m coming home with after my long hot walks.