Florida: Key Largo. My Last Hikes In The Hardwood Hammock And Mangrove Forests
On Friday morning I returned to the Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park to roam the hardwood hammock and mangrove forest in search of birds, spiders, snakes or whatever other critter or wildflower I could find. Once again I began my hike walking through the tall trees of the tropical hardwood hammock and then made my way to the mangrove forest along the Atlantic Ocean.
scared a a wood stork that was nearby.. I was getting to know where and when to find the wildlife in the park. I wasn’t looking forward to
After walking through the wetlands the trail led me back into the hardwood hammock forest, and the gumbo-limbo, mahogany and poisonwood trees. These are the ones I have learned to easily identify anyway.
I also saw this beautiful white-eyed vireo. I have never seen one of these birds before.
I finished up my five mile hike and drove back to my resort for some coffee and scones. It was my last full day so I hoped to explore s little bit more of beautiful Key Largo before I left. This is a link to a gallery with some more photographs from my hike in the hardwood hammock forest my last Friday in Florida. Florida Day Ten Key Largo Morning Hike February 26 2021.
The next morning I returned to the Dagny Johnson Park. It was going to be my last hike in the hardwood hammock and mangrove forest this year. I hoped to, once again, find some more interesting birds, insects, or other critters or wildflowers on my hike.
But it would be another year until I see one again. It was my last day in South Florida. I ended my hike and returned to my resort for the last time. I packed, checked out and took a nice slow drive to the airport in Fort Lauderdale where I took a late afternoon flight back to cold and snowy Northeastern Pennsylvania.
But I shall return maybe for an entire month next year, and look forward to exploring the natural beauty of the Everglades and Florida Keys. And, of course, sharing it with my friends and followers here on my blog. Remember, keep your eues peeled you never know what you may find, even on a walk in your own backyard. Here is a link to a gallery with some more photographs from my last hike in South Florida this year. Florida Day Eleven Key Largo Dagny Johnson morning hike February 27 2021
I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it. William Shakespeare