Sunday, August 22, 2010

Wildwood Park Nature Center

Many come to Wildwood Park to see the flowery pageantry of the American Lotus
Cream to Yellow flowers and seed pods can grow to 6" to 10 " across
Great Egret  forage among the lotus for amphibians
Looks like he is singing
Blue Herons are often seen sharing the lake with Egrets

Here you can get close to Great Blue
and observe the preening of his feathers

Wood Ducks are  a common sight also
A baby I came across on a log
The little cutie didn't stay long
He went off to join his mom and dad
The turtles like to sun on logs
My big surprise was this young Green Heron standing on a snag
As I walked down the path I almost missed him
I knew he must be a juvenile because he stayed put
Oh My ! What big feet he has
and what a beautiful eye
You just barely see the blue green on the top of the head

To  God be the Glory  ~~  Great Things He Hath Done


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful shots.This place looks like a photographers dream come true.I would love to spend a day here,

Glen Webber (Wildlife Photography) said...

What an amazing area. The variety of birds along with Turtle are wonderful.

grammie g said...

Your photos are wonderful...everything is so tranquil looking all the birds seem to get along..and the Lotus flowers..what a great world God has created!! : }

JKoenig said...

What a "fun" day that must have been. You got some really great pictures...Flowers, birds and a turtle too....You were blessed!

HANNIBAL said...

THESE PHOTOS WERE AWESOME! Loved the 2nd one with the lotus seed pod, then kept scrolling and it just got better and better! Great post!

troutbirder said...

What a wonderful sequence of pictures. I once saw a Great Egret & GBH share a small widespot in a creek. Then they got in a serious spat over the best fishing spot and threatened each other till the Egret finally gave up and flew away!

Shelley said...

Such a treat to see all this beauty in this post! I loved seeing the herons and egrets together! Your turtle was cute too!

HANNIBAL said...

Hi Jalynn! Did you quit blogging? It's been a few months, thought I'd shout out, and since I can't see Birdgirl either, it is quite concerning. Hope all is well...
Take care!

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