Adventures beyond time

Adventures beyond time

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Nature Walk at the Refuge today

The weather is lovely today. We joined the Friends of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Key NWRs for a Nature Walk led by Donna Thalacker. Having a leader who is skilled in identifying birds, plants . . .  and today . . . snakes, makes for a great walk.
Getting started
Duck Potato
Remnants of the timber industry.
Russ identifying trees
At this pond, we heard a sora rail and a barred owl. We saw yellow-bellied turtles, common moorhen, yellowthroat, blossoming willows and wild rice, swallow-tailed kites, and grebes.

Kit and Peg
Blue-flag Iris

Wild Raspberry
Listening to Donna's descriptions along the way
Walter's Vibernum

The winner of the day--blue-stripe gartersnake. Note his long, orange tongue.