|Sabal Palmettos watch the clouds|
|View of park from condo, scrub zone and ocean visible|
|On a walkway. The lighthouse is across the Ponce Inlet,|
where the Indian River reaches the sea. Saw Palmettos.
Walking along the board walk, the treasures were down below. Not quite spring yet, but several flowers were blooming.
|Coastal Plain Golden Aster, Chryopsis scarbella.|
|Common Blanket Flower, Gaillardia pulchella.|
|Going to seed. Hard to tell what season it is here..|
|The Prickly Pear knows it's still winter..no flowers.|
|Partridge Pea, Chamaecrista Fasciculata.|
|Charming massed foliage!|
|Sea Oats, Uniola paniculata.|
|Some plants are not wanted|
|Schinus terebinthifolia is from South America.|
Besides butterflies, other creatures make their living on the dunes.
|Gopher Tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus. |
The only tortoise found in Florida
|A marked Gopher Tortoise burrow,|
edged with Cat Briar, Smilex genus.
|The Mockingbird knows it's nest building time. |
|Yellow Rumped Warbler, Setophaga coronata.|
In the cedar
|I have no ID who this is.|
The park is not just dunes. The beach is where the shorebirds are.
Royal Tern, Thalasseus maximus. Bad hair day.
|The Laughing Gull, thinks it's funny.|
(Leucophaeus atricilla, Juvenile)
Ruddy Turnstone, Arenaria interpres.
|Fish Crows arguing. Corvus ossifragus.|
|Snowy Egret, fishing. (Egretta thula)|
|Willet (or wont it?) . Tringa semipalmata.|