My husband and I went for a short ride into the Everglades today and below are some of the photographs I took. Our first stop was along I-75 just before the first major rest stop. I noticed some herons and ibis perched on a low bush next to the exit. Amongst them I thought I saw something pink! The Mr. managed to turn us around so we could retrace our steps - and sure enough, a roseate spoonbill was in the bushes with the herons and ibis. I've only seen spoonbills at Flamingo Gardens in captivity,
never in the wild, so this was wonderful! Here he is looking at me as if to say - "Hey! You lookin' at ME?"
Here he is flying away
Next - we got off I-75 at Government Road and I caught a little blue heron flying away
Finally we made it to Huff Bridge Road where there was a damselfly in the grass
There was a pretty yellow wildflower, better known as a weed, alongside the gravel road
I also noticed an orange dragonfly
There was a mystery hawk in a distant bush - I could not identify what type he is, but I thought he was beautiful