We arrived late morning to Lone Pine Key campground in Everglades National Park.
It took us a while to find a spot we felt would be big enough for our 40 foot Homey.
We did find a spot and wasn’t too pleased with it so we found another spot to move
to the following morning.
It was a very hot day in the 80s..sweat poured from my face and
all the normal places where sweat pours from..and everywhere else.
Its hard to imagine that we are here sweating while my family and many of you are up north in a deep freeze with so much snow and ice.
Luckily it cooled off with some rain showers and in the later afternoon.
We took our raincoats and headed to
Some people tarped their cars..
Our car is old and tired and we weren't concerned about it so we left it as it was.
The rain had stopped an the cloud cover made the walk cooler..
We still had shorts and tee shirts on.
This is why they call this Anhinga trail
If I had a longer lens I would be able to get some great shots of the babies.
Lots of photographers were out tonight taking getting close ups.
Cormorant on the railing…
we were able to get quite close.
One of the many Great Blue Heron on the trail..
The first alligator sighting..
There would be more!
Anhinga drying its wings..
We saw many Green Heron on the trail…
The trail follows a boardwalk thru the swamp..
At the end of one of the boardwalks was this scene….
Jeff counted 30
Though…there really is nothing to be afraid of…
Don’t bother them and they wont bother you.
We followed the boardwalk loop
Another Green Heron
Flowering air plant..
Do you see what I see?
Corms and Anhinga's..
An island tree colony of Corms
Another Green Heron..
We saw over six on this trail
There is a large wet field we looked into for birds..
Great Egrets and some Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Preening
There were about five Purple Gallinule..
Such a beautiful bird…
Anyone know what these are?
There were hundreds of them on the railing heading out of the boardwalk area..
It was getting dark and Jeff had a long day of driving so we headed back to the Campground.
We plan on being in the Everglades for at least two weeks.
Surprisingly we have internet…it is very spotty.
Our phone reception is not as good as the internet.
I hope to show you more critters we come across in the Glades.
See you soon!