Tag Archives: Sawgrass Lake Park

Adventuring

In Sawgrass Lake Park

Bird Life

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Fauna & Flora

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Wild Life

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(Photos by RSheridan)

Happy Adventuring!!!


The Sun Dance

Of the Anhinga

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Lord of the Dance

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Guard Duty

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Blending In

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(Photos by RSheridan)

Happy Exploring!!!


Bird Curious

Watching the Birdies

Anhinga

This Anhinga was funny to watch doing its bird dancing!

Grebe

Love the circles these birds make in the water.

Heron

Gator

There is a balance between the birds and the alligators. A nesting bird in gator territory has built in security in the gators keeping away egg thieving bandits like raccoons and opossums.


Catching Some Rays! (Photos by RSheridan)

Are You Bird Curious or A Bird Watcher? Love to Hear, Please Share!


Watching the Wild

At Sawgrass Lake Park

This is the place to walk on the Wild Side and see the Florida Natives! Saw Plenty of Bird Species and oh so much MORE!

Finally a Limpkin Sighting Again!

Ibis

There were plenty of Ibis to Spot!


One . . .


One, Two, Three . . .


One, Two, Three, Four and Five . . .

Egret

Heron


Look at the Pompadour!

Fish

Turtles

A Sunbathing Gator

Warm on Top, Staying Cool Underneath

A Unique Sighting – A Raccoon Out in Broad Daylight

Mama Gator and Her Babies

Fauna & Flora


(Photos by RSheridan)

Happy Exploring! What Have You Spotted Lately? Love to Hear, Please Share!


What Can You Spot?

At Sawgrass Lake Park

There is a lot of blending with the natural surroundings going on and it keeps you on constant lookout! You know there is always something worth looking at when a crowd forms in a particular spot along the boardwalk! 

Gators

Fauna

Birds

Flora


(Photos by RSheridan)

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Mama Gator

Sawgrass Lake Park


“Mama Gator”


Ready for her closeup!


Her Babies


Closeup of her babies. (Photos by RSheridan)

Happy Exploring!!!


Walking On

The Wild Side

In Sawgrass Lake Park again. Can you tell I like to go here to explore and adventure.

The Wild

We encountered a gentleman on the boardwalk and he introduced us to Mama Gator. He stated she has about 24 babies. I saw one of the babies.


Mama Gator


Mama Gator

The Flora


Holly


Lantana

These are Beauty Berries

The Unusual

I could not figure out what species of bird this was, so I sent a picture of it to the local Audubon Society to help me identify.

Let me introduce you to a Limpkin. Looks like a cross between a crane and a rail. However, this wading bird does not have any close relatives. I got to see not 1 but 2 Limpkins! These birds are usually solitary.

An unusual bird of southern swamps and marshes. These birds like to eat apple snails hence the shape of their long bill to extract the snails from their shells. This bird enters into Florida and Southern Georgia to satisfy its dietary requirement for apple snails.

I encourage you all to do an internet search for the “Limpkin Call”. Its screaming call is like a haunting banshee wail. This bird was too busy searching for food, so it did not make any noise when around it. In my research I found out these birds mainly call at dawn or at night. I cannot imagine traipsing through the swamp at night and hearing this bird scream – gives me goose bumps writing that!

The Fauna

The Birdlife

Egrets

Heron

Ibis

Moorhen

The Exotic


Do you see the snake?


(Photos by RSheridan)

Have You Taken A Walk On the Wild Side? Happy Exploring & Adventuring!


Swamp Trekking

Birdlife

Fauna

Flora

Insects

Reptiles


(Photos by RSheridan)

Happy Trails!!!


Exploring

The Exotic

Gators

Finally found the gators at Sawgrass Lake Park!

Turtles

Anhingas

Herons


(Photos by RSheridan)

Happy Exploring!


Sawgrass Lake Park

The Green Of Nature Is Calling

Sawgrass Lake Park. Open every day from 7 a.m. to sunset.

Sawgrass Lake

400 acres of maple swamp!

  • Education center
  • Boardwalk and nature trail
  • Observation tower
  • Birds (Herons, egrets, ibis, wood storks, etc.)
  • Gators
  • Fauna and Flora
  • Butterflies and Insects

There is a mile-long boardwalk to keep visitors out of the water and away from the gators.

Birds

Anhinga

Egrets

Heron

Fauna


My FAVORITE Photo!

Flora

Gators

Need to go back because the gators were hiding!


No Gators Basking in the Sun!

Insects

This grasshopper was big as well as colorful.

Close Encounters With the Creepy! These spiders are true engineers with their web building – WOW!

Lizards

Scat

A raccoon was here.

Water

Loved the reflections!


(Photos by RSheridan)

Happy Exploring and Becoming One With Nature!


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