Wednesday, February 22, 2017

"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven." ~ Emily Dickenson

My mother has been visiting us for the past week, and has another week till she heads back north. We have done a number of things since she has been here, and have a few more yet planned. It has been nice to play host! The other day, we made another trip to Wakodahatchee Wetlands. While some of these photos are very similar to the ones I posted a few weeks ago, I can't help sharing the wonders of this place! I'm so glad that Mom could see it.

Great Blue Heron with hatchlings in nest.


Several species of bird all nesting together.

American Alligator swimming
And sunning

Someone told us the name of this lizard while we were there, but I can't remember it, and I can't seem to locate it in my books.
Baby American Alligators

Great Egret

During breeding season, the male Great Egret develops a green color around the eyes, and a beautiful wispy plume of feathers, which drape over its back and well past its tail.

Night Heron
It has been great to have Mom here, and I hope that we can do the same next year!


  1. The egret pictures are wonderful and how great to have time with your mother in such a special place.

  2. Your photos are beautiful as always. Thanks for telling why the egret has his green "eyes". Before I got to your explanation I was thinking it was a "green eyed egret". I like the baby alligators - especially since they are in Florida! Glad you are all having fun; it looks like magnificent weather.