Sunday morning walk

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Lisa walks through a swamp garden. Cypress, Sabal palm, air plants, and Alligator flag; a few plants lining this flooded track in the backcountry of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

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gathering of Swallow-tailed kites

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A gathering of Swallow-tailed kites prepare to launch into rising thermals on a warm summer morning.

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panther on the prowl

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A Florida panther on the move well before sundown in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

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White peacock

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A White peacock butterfly is common along roadsides and broken forest cover.

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Deer in the cypress

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A deer passing through a cypress island in the backcountry of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

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cypress garden

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roseate

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beneath a cypress

alligator passing by

watching, thereā€¦ the pink.

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Florida panther

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A Florida panther, Puma concolor coryi, trips a camera trap while hunting along the edge of Corkscrew Sanctuary, possibly drawn to properties feeding wildlife like deer and turkeys.

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Red-shouldered hawk

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A Red-shouldered hawk, Buteo lineatus, screams by on its way to forest cover. A most common hawk of the woodlands at Corkscrew Sanctuary.

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pine forest

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Towering slash pine cut through a fog-laden sunrise in Corkscrew Sanctuary. The pines and the saw palmetto in the understory are fire-resistant and have survived many (planned and unplanned) fires.

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