Vogel State Park Lake

Vogel State Park Lake

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

St Marks National Wildlife Refuge

St Marks
St. Marks NWR, is located 25 miles south of Tallahassee along the Gulf Coast of Florida. It has a lot of salt marshes, freshwater swamps, pine forests and lakes, and is a wildlife haven. There is a nice boat launch area and miles of trails.  It’s a great place to bird watch and in the fall there are thousands of migrating Monarch Butterfly’s.
Today we were supposed to be watching the Whooping Cranes and the ultra lights make a pass over St Marks, but they couldn’t fly this morning due to the wind and as it turned out,we were in the wrong spot anyway.
After we realized we wouldn’t be seeing them we decided to spend some time at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.  It’s a huge park with a lot of wildlife. It was very cold this morning and the ponds were frozen over.
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There were a lot of birds.
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Pretty scenery
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St Marks Lighthouse
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It was cold and we were bundled up good!
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After we left St Marks we went over to Wakulla Springs State Park to watch the Manatees. I took a lot of pictures and will get them posted soon.  It was beautiful there too.

1 comment:

  1. Well you are just a bundle of knowledge! I didn't know anything about a Whooping Crane - what an unusual story! That would really be a sight to see!

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