Little critters creeping or buzzing around the butterfly garden at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo.
A few of the blooming things.
The waterfall at the nature center. Years ago I would see green tree frogs hanging around this area but I haven’t seen any in a long while.
Something growing around a tree stump. Looks like icing (of course, I have sugar on my brain).
A tiny oasis in the heat.
Lots of turtles at Carillon Park. The ponds have sunning boards for the turtles to hang out on.
Magnolias along the boardwalk.
An ibis taking a bath. It was so hot I wanted to jump in with him.
A few bunnies along the trail.
Colors in the fountain.
I haven’t seen a lesser yellowlegs in a long time much less at this park.
A quick walk around a park nearby work before heading home in early May.
Cormorants taking a break at the pond. One has a friend with him.
Trying to share the same space.
The anhingas were drying off.
Side profile and front profile. These guys have funny faces.
A great blue heron with his “sword” beak.
Pretty colors in the fountain.
Another walk around the park after work.
Pretty purple in a big field of green.
A small sign of fall.
A resident anhinga hanging in the mangroves along the boardwalk.
Another one with a fish.
One of the resident bunnies.
The fountain in the pond right before dark.
Two of the buildings on the lake. The dark clouds cast a nice reflection on the lake.
I had about an hour before it got dark so I headed over to the ponds close to work. The weather had slightly cooled off and the boardwalk and trail were packed with joggers and walkers. I saw very few birds or ducks. I keep waiting for all of the wintering ducks to arrive but so far I’ve seen none. There has been a kingfisher hanging around work lately. This was my last trip around the lake after work for a while. Now it will be dark when I leave work.