Saturday, November 17, 2007

November 17, 2007 Shark Valley, ENP

We had an awesome day in Everglades National Park in Shark Valley, today with the Biology II class that assist in teaching at Nova Southeastern University today and I wanted to share some of the great experiences with everyone. We saw lots of butterflies, like this mating pair of White Peacocks, which are very prevalent at the park.

What could be more adorable than this photo of a baby gator sunning on a Spatterdock lily pad? Mama gator was very visible keeping a close watch on everyone, but she did allow Dr. Joshua Feingold, who teaches the Biology class, to snap a photo. (Don't try this at home, as they say!)

Many beautiful flowers, and of course the insect pollinators, such as this bumblebee on a bright pink thistle flower…and this gorgeous Queen butterfly nectaring on Purple Mist flowers.

A few alligators lolling about in the sunshine kept us company as we walked the trails, as well as this beautiful Florida water snake (Nerodia fasciata). Take a trip to ENP soon and experience the REAL Florida! We're not all about beaches and's LIFE in all it's incredible beauty. Get off the couch, quit watching others do things, and do things the wild life of Florida!


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