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Wildlife at Fenney Springs in The Villages, Florida

Anole Lizard

Anhingas, Monarch Butterflies, Turtles, and Anole Lizards were all spotted at the very lovely Fenney Springs Nature Trail along the springs on the boardwalk.  Such a lovely spot!  I have also spotted egrets, a Great Blue Heron, and songbirds on previous visits.  One lady mentioned she had seen a small alligator previously there at the springs (there is a pond nearby).

The area is next to a new regional community recreation center and park in the newer area of The Villages.  The developer has taken care to leave a lot of natural area within the subdivision.  I enjoy visiting this beautiful and oh-so-serene spot under large Live Oaks.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Anhinga fishing

Fenney Springs

Turtle

Nearly Wordless Wednesday

Eastern Bluebirds

Eastern Bluebirds

A flock of Egrets

A flock of Egrets

Here are some pictures I recently have taken at various locations around, and adjacent (cattle ranch),  to the development here where I live.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy

A Common Crow

A Common Crow

A Tufted Titmouse

A Tufted Titmouse

African Cattle

Cattle (Longhorn? Watusi? and Brahman)

A Cuban Brown Anole

A Cuban Brown Anole

Sunbathing

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Anole Lizards being reptiles and cold-blooded animals, like to sunbathe to get warm.  I could not imagine though, seeing lizards sunbathing on the tops of  heat pump air conditioner units, of all things!  It all stated when I looked out my window a couple of days ago and saw an Anole Lizard sitting on the air conditioner in the back yard.  I went out to take a few pictures and noticed that the neighbor across from me also had a little lizard perched on top of their air conditioner.  Aha, a trend, I thought!

I live in a neighborhood of attached row homes.  To informally test my new hunch about the lizards, I quickly decided to take a short walk between the buildings  down the back common grassy area.  I did this early in the afternoon.  Nearly every home I saw had one, two or three lizards sunning themselves on the air conditioners!  Amazing!  I like lizards.  Lizards help keep the insect population in check.  These small Anole Lizards seem common here in Florida.   I took these pictures on May 2, 2013 in my yard and near my home.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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