Tag Archives: swamp

fishing Tricolored heron

Tricolored heron hunting fish in a shallow swamp.

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Roseate spoonbill

Preening after a walk in the swamp. Roseate spoonbill in Southwest Florida.

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White ibis

A White ibis watches for its next meal from a perch above Corkscrew Swamp.

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roadblock

Roadblock. Alligator lingers on a backcountry trail in SW Florida.

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dilemma

Hikers pause along the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Bird Rookery Trail in NE Naples, Florida. Sunning alligators are common along the trail. Most will move from the trail when approached, but some are more reluctant.

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birds in flight

Wood storks, White ibis, and Roseate spoonbills on the wing above a wet marsh in the Corkscrew backcountry.

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Corkscrew boardwalk

Clearing fog reveals a quiet morning along the boardwalk.

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Dahoon holly

Crimson-red berries nestled among waxy green leaves sparkle on a Dahoon holly, growing plentiful among the ferns and cypresses of Corkscrew swamp.

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fog on the boardwalk

Early morning along the boardwalk, birdsong in the canopy, leaves catching the fog, creating little rainfalls that patter down to cool a waking swamp.

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Scarlet hibiscus

Scarlet hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus) grows in wet soil to 6-8 feet in height. Deep glossy-red flowers can be eight to twelve inches across. A beautiful accent among all the lush green of Florida’s wetlands.

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