Wildlife in “The Burg”

There’s always lots of fun critters at Crescent Lake park near downtown St. Pete.

I caught this ibis trying to eat a frog in the middle of the road.

The fungus on this old tree looks like icing on a cake.

I found a few white pelicans floating around the downtown St. Pete sea wall.

Things at the small beach area on the bay side of St. Petersburg (know as The Burg) in late December.

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Things that grow on trees and trees that grow on things.

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I recently started to notice all of the random things that grow on trees that I don’t think were originally part of the tree. Lots of moss, lichen, fungus and vines using them to survive on.  Some things are weird, like the white blob that looks like a big cotton ball. Does anyone know what that is?  These were all taken at Chesnut Park.

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Then there are trees that grow on things.  There are several trees right along the boardwalk that have molded themselves into the railing.

Fun things at Chesnut Park

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Showing off his snack.

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An eagle was sitting high up in a pine tree right over my head.

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It’s always fun to watch the birds swaying on the reeds.

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Other things I found growing around the park including the pink lichen on the tree.

DSC_3336One of the resident gators.

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Dark clouds started moving in as I was across the park. I was heading back to my car when it started sprinkling. Luckily, I had my little umbrella in my backpack so I pulled it out and headed back to the parking lot.  Halfway back to my car the bottom fell out. When I came out of the trail and into the parking lot, people were sitting in their cars watching me as I walked across with my tiny umbrella.  I completely soaked from the waist down. At least it cooled off.

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In the swamp

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Things I saw on a recent trip to Chesnut Park. The alligator picture was taken through the slats of the boardwalk rail so he wasn’t that close. The little bird in the bush is a great crested flycatcher.  He was across the pond so it was extremely zoomed in and cropped. I rarely see them so it was a decent find for the day.

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