Mar 23

Around Fort Myers, Florida

Category: animals,Florida,Travel

After completing my dive on Thursday, I drove across the state to visit with my Dad & his wife Sue, who have a place on the west coast in Estero (a suburb of Fort Myers).

We visited the Audobon Corscrew sanctuary, which has a 2.5 mile boardwalk through it.  Because of the boardwalk, and the fact that people can’t easily stray from it, I think the animals are particularly at ease here.  Of course, I didn’t have a good camera with me.  We saw all kinds of animals at close range.  It’s a birder’s paradise.

A brown anole, a very common sight in Florida.

A barred owl, roosting 10 feet from the walkway and completely at ease.

Another place we visited was the Lover’s key park.  It has great beaches, the fish are leaping out of the water, and there are osprey nests around.

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  1. Niffer March 23rd, 2009 10:49 AM

    I love the third to the last picture, with the tree on the beach and the water. The house is really pretty too. When we have visited FL in the past, we were also struck by the calmness that everyone seemed to have. If I didn’t hate the humidity so much, I could spend more time in FL.

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