Here Kitty, Kitty

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I had just walked out on the trail and was looking at the big group of people farther down the trail when something caught my eye.  One of the rarely seen bobcats was slowing walking right down the trail towards me. When he realized I was standing there he darted into the bushes.

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I looked backward and he came out farther down the trail. At first I thought I was just going to get butt shots but he turned around to inspect something for a few seconds then darted back into the bushes again. It was just a fleeting moment.  These were all taken with my 300mm lens and are extremely cropped so he was pretty far away.

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Lots of slow movers out this morning.

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I don’t see many of these big silk orb weavers like I did several years ago.

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Empty apple snail eggs liter the marsh.  Limpkins eat these.

A fun walk in early December at Circle B Bar Reserve.

Beauties and some beasts.

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I saw this little froggie hopping around near the boardwalk. I rarely see them at all in the parks much less see them hop.  They usually hide pretty well.

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Then I realized it was because this guy was heading towards him. The froggie got away!

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Spiders are all along the boardwalk.

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A downy woodpecker.

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Cute blue gray gnatcatcher.

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A young limpkin looking for a snack in a pile of old empty snails.

A few things at Lettuce Lake Park at the end of September.

Linking to Saturday’s Critters

Random stuff at Chesnut Park

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This squirrel showed up with a big piece of bread. I don’t know whether someone gave it to him or he stole it. He carried it to the top of the palm tree, sniffed it a few times and left it there after one bite. I guess he knows what’s bad for him.

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I found this weird yellow fungus growing on a cypress tree knee.

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Into the sun.

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Tiny gators under the boardwalk.

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Cute dog staring at me.

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Pretty but still creepy.

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Looking up from the boardwalk, the trees are all covered in moss.

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Looking down at the boardwalk with the sun coming through the trees.

A few things on my walk around Chesnut Park in December.

Shine the Divine

Beauty and the Bees

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A big wasp nest hiding on the trail.

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Bees were everywhere.

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Peeking out from the lake.

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Snacking high up in a tree.

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Pretty spider hanging upside down. These guys are really tiny.

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Fluffy bushes blowing in the wind.

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The bur marigolds made their usual November appearance this year. The park was a blanket of yellow as far as you could see. They don’t last long.  This was in mid-November and two weeks later they were already dying off.

November is not the busy wildlife season at Circle B Bar Reserve but you have to go just to see the marigolds in bloom. It’s like walking through the land of Oz.

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