'The happy wanderer', one of my blog follower, stated that I am lucky to live in such an interesting area and I admit this to be true. Case in point.....come and see what I encountered today....
|As life cycle goes - the plant that blooms eventually turns to seed -|
|rich, rich seeds - which will begin the cycle all over again and sprout to new life.|
|The Bailey Tract was filled with fluttering butterflies today - this Gulf Fritillary was just perfect in every way.....|
|another down the trail showed its wear and tear - yet going about in all its glory, as it should be .... for life is rich, every step of the way.|
|Wax Myrtle tree filled with berries - ready to provide food for the local critters, also it is a high energy food source for birds in the winter, attracting and holding migratory warblers.|
|And seeing the Prairie Warbler was a really nice treat for me.|
|And yet another Gulf Fritillary - this one different from the last two I saw.....didn't I tell you that the place was fluttering with butterflies?|
|This was one of the walkway along the Bailey Tract that kept my attention for a bit - I truly enjoyed watching the dragonflies as well as the butterflies.|
The White Peacock Butterfly was also present and in large numbers.
|The Ani Pond was peaceful and quiet today - a few Pied-billed Grebes, a Wilson Snipe and this adult Little Blue Heron were its only occupants.|
|Shortly after I was off to Ding Darling to drop my roving sheet, when I arrived and parked in the staff parking lot, I was greeted by one of my friends.....let me introduce you to.....|
|Cattle Egret....leisurely parked on top of a moon roof - hence the reflection.|
|What is not to love about this sweet face!|
And that's all folks.