I want to wish a Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there - I hope that you get around to take time for yourself and enjoy the day.
I went out with the crack of dawn for some reflection and just to enjoy the beautiful gifts that a nature walks provide.
|And it all began with a beautiful sunrise.|
|A Southern Leopard Frog leaped by my feet - oh how captivating!|
|The Swallow-tailed Kites are always a pleasure to catch a glimpse of.|
|This lady Pileated Woodpecker was rather frazzled about something as can be seen by her crest.|
|I never get tired of seeing those - do you?|
|A Zebra Longwing - I love how they seemingly float in the air and how they bring instant peace when I see them.|
|A Brown Anole aka Cuban Anole|
|A Great Blue Heron - I find it interesting how skittish they are especially for their size, it was quite a distance away yet reacted to my movements.|
|Down the trail I discovered some turtle eggs that had been dug up - most likely eaten by the local Coyotes.|
|One of three generations of Common Gallinule - I watched them this morning and marveled how the younger Gallinules were helping to take care of the brand new chicks along with the parents.|
|A walk through the Bailey Tract would not be the same without those lacy Dragonflies.|
|A Green Anole blending in on a new green shoot.|
|A Green Heron - I see a lot of them this time of the year....young and old ones.|