Thought I’d return to our recent trip to Florida and share some additional images from “Ding” Darling NWR on Sanibel Island in southwest part of the state.
As mentioned in previous posts we were camping at Koreshan State Historic Site which acted as our base camp for area adventures on foot or by canoe. For our trip to “Ding” Darling we were very fortunate to be able to hook up with some friends who were in the Cape Coral area at the time of our visit. They made the brave decision a few years ago to go live on a boat full time so it’s always fun to catch up on news and hear what they’ve been up to.
The day consisted of a very slow drive through the NWR followed up by a paddle to explore the Mangroves.
The Reddish Egret was one of the first birds to draw our attention:
We saw one Wood Stork:
Although there are common we never get tired of looking at Ibis.
Spoonbills weren’t real common the day we were there:
Snowy Egrets are one of our favorite birds, note the color of their feet:
White pelicans grouped on a sandbar:
Shorebirds were common:
Yellow-crown Night Herons were fairly common:
Various types of crabs were seen:
We saw one turtle:
Even fish and other aquatic life:
Brown Anoles were everywhere!