Fall is in the air here in Southwest Florida. Now don’t laugh, but temperatures have fallen to around 80 and the humidity is noticeably lower. Quite an improvement from the mid 90 temperatures a week ago. No fall colors here. But no winter either. Fall will linger until early February when our spring begins.
Perfect weather to grab the camera and spend a day outdoors. Myakka River State Park is my destination. While nesting season for the wading birds hasn’t begun yet there were a variety of species working the shallows and mud flats. The usual egrets and herons, and whistling ducks as wells a limpkins and roseate spoonbills.
And of course the ubiquitous alligators.
I even had a brief encounter with a six-point buck. And a squirrel. 😉
And it’s not just about the wildlife.
Look closely and you’ll see an alligator in the center foreground.