Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
We hit the ground running as soon as we got here and haven’t stopped since.
We’ve been done a lot of hiking since the weather is now cool enough. The last time we were here was June and it was hot and humid.
We’ve seen a lot of wildlife.
I haven’t had time to identify this guy. I’ve seen this bird before but darned if I can remember what he is.
We had to search a while but we finally spotted a Crested Caracara. This one of my favorite birds.
It was windy and he was having a bad hair day.
We spotted this large flock of birds. Haven’t had time to identify them either. Any ideas?
We sat outside last night, had happy hour by a campfire and watched the sunset.
The moon was full.
This morning we went on a swamp buggy tour of the prairie. This time it was given by one of the park volunteers. He was very knowledgeable and did a good job. It cost $17 per person for a 2 1/2 hour trip.
The last time we were here we got to do the tour with the park biologist and we were searching Swallow Tailed Kite nests.
We didn’t see as much wildlife as we had hoped, but it was a great chance to cover a lot of ground in the prairie.
Some of the prairie is wet.
and some of it is dry.
More pictures later. We have internet service, but just barely. It’s a little slow posting with too many pictures and I’ve probably already exceeded my limit.