Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Southwest Florida

Banded Tree Snail on Gumbo Limbo Tree

Traveling at a snail's pace waiting for the Arctic weather to break up north before heading to Wisconsin.
White-eyed Vireo sings for Spring

Barred Owl at Corkscrew Swamp

Cardinal Air Plant

Black-crowned Night-heron

We spent a week in Naples at Endless Summer RV Park.  We took a day trip to Corkscrew Swamp Audubon Center where we walked the Cypress lined boardwalks finding lots of great birds, plants, and insects and spiders.
Six-spotted Fishing Spider

Banyan Tree

Our next door neighbor decided we "needed" to see the largest Banyan Tree in Naples.  She took us in her car to see the sights.

There were Wisconsin people at the RV park including Don & Carol Drenne, Carol was in my Bible Study back in Green Bay.  Nice surprise.
Eastern Bluebird in Naples

Lesser Scaup in Punta Gorda

The next week we spent in Fort Myers staying at the Lazy J.  We spent 3 days this week visiting with Patti Hancock-Myers and her new husband Bud.  We enjoyed touring the city in his convertible and checking out their favorite eating spots and joined them for church on Wednesday night.
Newly hatched Sandhill Cranes

Millipede scooting across the road

We took a day trip to Punta Gorda and the Environmental Center there plus we drove through the Babcock/Webb Wildlife Management Area  Since it was getting late we drove back the next morning .
Bald Eagle soars overhead

On Ty's birthday, we drove back east across the state to Port St. Lucie.  We stopped at Water Management Area #5 south of Clewiston.  Best find was this Bobcat wandering down the dike - not paying any attentions to us.  We saw many water-loving birds including the Purple Swamphen.

We are now back at Ty's brother's staying in their driveway for 3 nights.  Picking up our mail, doing taxes, cleaning up the vehicle and laundry before heading northwest.
Southern Green Stink Bug

Our best to all,  Ty & Ida Baumann

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