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Seashore Marsh at St. Mark’s National Wildlife Refuge

 

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I visited the Apalachee Bay section of the St. Mark’s National Wildlife Refuge on May 20, 2015.  I had a great time as we drove a few miles through marshlands to the coast.  I spotted a few shorebirds, a couple of Turkey Vultures, a White-tailed Deer, a huge Fiddler Crab nursery area in the mud, and a domestic pet goat that was feeding in the tall grass along the highway in front of the home where it belongs.  I sure enjoyed my all-to-brief visit!  Wishing you a happy and safe holiday today.  I am remembering the families and friends of lost service members in my thoughts and prayers.

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Wildlife at St. Mark’s National Wildlife Refuge

Prothonotary Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler

I visited St. Mark’s National Wildlife Refuge in the Panacea, Florida area on May 20, 2015.  I was at a small picnic park area of the refuge on the shore of Otter Lake at the small boat ramp, when I spotted these birds and a couple of alligators.  I believe the better time to visit this refuge would be in the Winter when I expect that many more birds are there.  I did enjoy the visit tremendously!  It is a beautiful wild place.

I will share a few pictures I took featuring sea-shore wildlife, there in the refuge at the Apalachee Bay section, in an upcoming post.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!

Otter Lake

Otter Lake

Male Boat-tailed Grackle

Male Boat-tailed Grackle

Prothonotary Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler

Grey Kingbird?

Grey Kingbird?

Otter Lake

Otter Lake

Alligator

Alligator

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