Monday, August 1, 2016

A visit to the Slough

This is such a great time to visit the Six Miles Cypress slough - the water is deeper, the Cypress trees are lushly green, the air is cooler and the boardwalk is very peaceful. Several warblers have been reported lately and we were pleased to see them in addition to what the Slough has to offer, come along and see.....
The Button Bush is one of my favorite and they were in bloom....

attracting the Swallowtail Butterflies - an Eastern Tiger grabbed our attention.

A Red-bellied Woodpecker nestled within the Ferns and Bromeliads.

One of the paths leading to inner peace.

A Yellow-billed Cuckoo was seen and heard.

Snail Eggs!

They were laid at the base of the Cypress Tree.

Some Fungus growing on this tree past its prime

however being a host and providing insects meal for the birds - especially the woodpeckers.

This is my lucky day - another Swallowtail seen on a Button bush bloom.

Another Yellow-billed Cuckoo with his prized frog catch.

And these were a few of my favorite things.


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