Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Nature walk

Most weekends we are in Tallahassee, Seth, B and I will go for a walk at Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy, where Seth works. B is always excited and normally wears himself out in the first half of the walk. We have taken several walks since, but these pictures were taken back in February. We didn’t see too many birds on this walk, but did spot a red-cockaded woodpecker and accidentally flush a few bob white quail.
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1. The bird window is a trail at Tall Timbers. This is were we saw the woodpecker.
2. We saw so many animal tracks, I think these were deer tracks, but I honestly can’t tell from the picture (old lady eyes)
3. Gannett Pond. I wish I had a before picture! When I was in Tallahassee in October, the pond was practically non-existent due to drought. Lake Iamonia, which borders the property, was greatly downsized due to drought as well. Both are back to being large, lovely homes for fish, alligator, snakes, and whole host of other organisms.
4. The live oaks. My favorite part of North Florida is the the live oaks. Majority of these giant trees are covered in Spanish moss.
5. One of the interpretive panels outside the Jones Tenant House.
6. The Jones Tenant House was restored by Tall Timbers a few years ago and offers the opportunity to better understand the role of tenant farmers in southern agriculture. I had the opportunity to walk through the house at the Tall Timbers field day.
7. After the walk, B spent about 30 minutes chasing bumblebees. This was the first time I had seen him do this, but flying insect chasing has since become his favorite past time.

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