Today, I had the opportunity and pleasure to join Gail, Elaine and Marie on a guided walk across Lakes Park in Ft.Myers. This walk is a regular event that the Lee Co Bird Patrol provides to the public free of charge on the first Saturday of the month.
It was still a bit hot and humid this morning but the lovely company and beautiful sightings made it all worth while.
Here are a few of the species that caught my attention today.
|Did you know that there are 4,000 known spider species in the United States and Canada combined?|
|Loggerhead Shrikes and Mockingbirds were seen several times within the area - unusual though to see those two together.|
|The Mockingbird did entertain us with his music repertoire.|
|Many Gulf Fritillary were observed.|
|The Zebra Longwings were plentiful - they were admired as they feasted on the scarlet blooms of the Firebush.|
|A beautiful Tricolored Heron - still a juvenile as can be seen by his chestnut/rufous color on his neck and wing coverts.|
|Further away, a few pairs of juvenile Anhingas were perched awaiting the return of their parents.|
I hope that you'll take advantage of this jewel of a spot - there is much to be seen there, check my e-bird list and see for yourself what a quiet day brings.