I had not been to Kapok Park in over a year. Not much had changed at this tiny park in the middle of a neighborhood. There wasn’t many birds there. Every once in a while something fairly rare turns up here but not in a while. Just a bunch of herons there on my visit (Little blue, great blue and night).
The small lake is full of turtles and they always hang out at the boardwalk since people feed them.
I rarely see alligators there but they ARE there. Any lake in central Florida is going to have a gator hiding somewhere.
Tiny lizard I saw through the boardwalk.
Pretty plants near the lake.
Yes, these dogs are supposed to be on leashes but they were having so much fun and no one else was around early that morning. I wanted to run and play with them.
As I was driving into Circle B Bar Reserve early in the morning, I saw a wild hog family. The little piglets look so cute when they are young. I stopped the car and rolled down the window and they took off into the brush.
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.
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.
Lots of slow movers out this morning.
I don’t see many of these big silk orb weavers like I did several years ago.
Empty apple snail eggs liter the marsh. Limpkins eat these.
A fun walk in early December at Circle B Bar Reserve.