A journal documenting the trials and tribulations of gardening on the rocky coast of Downeast Maine. My attempt at keeping in touch with my many friends and loved ones who live all across the nation.
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Trip to Myakka State Park
Yesterday, my son, Brian, his wife Amy, my grandson, Ashton and granddaughter, Kaiya took me out to visit Myakka State Park.
We had a lovely time beginning with a picnic surrounded by a murder of crows who sat waiting expectantly for bits of sandwich to drop from the table. Needless to say, Ashton and Kaiya were quite accommodating, despite being warned not to feed the wildlife.
While on the nature walk, we spied lots of birds and other wildlife, but we were surprised to see this wild hog rooting around a bog.
Seven year old Ashton was very interested in the holes in the trees made by Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers.......
....and the different algae and lichen we found.
Some of the fungi looked familiar. I recall seeing lots of these in Maine.
Five year old Kaiya liked running along the path and sitting in trees while having her picture taken.
Ashton managed to get into this shot, as well.
And what's a nature walk in Florida without seeing a few alligators? We were not disappointed.
These fellas were HUGE! I couldn't believe there were people kayaking in the vicinity.
All in all, we had quite a lovely day with lots of exciting things to see and talk about.
Thank you, Brian and Amy for including me in your Saturday adventure.
Gardening and knitting fanatic! I love digging in the dirt (what little I have of it!) My zone 5 garden is located on 2 1/2 heavily wooded, rocky acres on the coast of Downeast Maine and is shared by Hubby and our two cats, Spike and Sluggo. When unable to garden, I love to knit, cook, pursue my photograpy, bake and read numerous other blogs.