Friday, March 13, 2009

Homosassa State Wildlife Park

More pics on the 'Nature Coast' of Florida at the Homosassa State Wildlife Park, just down the road from my Mom's house.

A male Wood Duck in his spring mating colors:

Some 'gators sunning themselves:

This is 'Lucifer'. He is the only non-native species in the park. He is 49 years old. He is the oldest hippo known in captivity.


4 comments:

Cedar ... said...

What a lovely area. I especially like the wood duck. They are supposed to be here in the north, but I've never seen one,... yet!

Powell River Books said...

Looks like you are having a warm old time. Enjoy! - Margy

Shellmo said...

Those wood duck photos are magnificent!!! I hope I get one in my wood duck house this year.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Denise... Looks like your Mom lives in an incredible place there in Florida. I know you all enjoyed the trip south--to get some sunshine and enjoy warmer temps. I love your photos so far--and am looking forward to more of them.

Glad to have you blogging again. I've missed you.
Hugs,
Betsy