Places to Visit

Chris

This is an index of some places that relate to my photos in some way. These will lean towards short bits of information of placess that I regularly visit as well as a few that I have only visited once. For these I use the websites own description from their site as well as a website link and address and a brief comment of my own.


Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary - A favorite sanctuary of mine that's fairly close and always enjoyable is run by the National Audubon Society.

CREW Bird Rookery Swamp Trail - The Corkscrew Regional Ecosytem Watershed (CREW) Land & Water Trust is probably my most visited site.

Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge - A nice variety of birds, visit at dusk to see hundreds of White Ibis fly in to spend the night.

Green Cay Nature Center - This location was an unexpected surprise. While i had heard of it I had no idea it would be a photographer's dream.

Eagle Lakes Community Park - A local park for kids with some nice walking paths, ponds and birds away from the activity and streets.

J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge - This is a treasure of world recognition and the first place I saw Roseated Spoonbills.

Wakodahatchee Wetlands - Like then Green Cay Nature Center, this provided jaw dropping views of a variety of birds in breeding colors.

Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge - Not a very well maintained refuge which was a disappointment after experiences other refuges.

Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve - Another area I enjoy exploring that always has something interesting to stumble upon.

Swamp Buggy Races - A fun day of racing, water, fast & slow buggy races and noise.

St. Augustine Alligator Park Wading Bird Rookery - We expected to see a bunch of gators and were pleasantly surprised by all the breeding birds.

Shark Valley - Everglades National Park - I got some of my favorite shots here since you get unusually close to the birds.

Collier-Seminole State Park - Interesting to see the Bay City Walking Dredge that was custom built in 1924 to build the Tamiami Trail Highway.

Janes Scenic Drive - This is a one-way drive that dead ends where a gate has been built to limit traffic preserving the natural environment.

Picayune Strand State Forest - Vast area with curious roads and signs until the history of this are is known.

H.P.Williams Roadside Park - A small picnic area and popular stop along Highway 41 to see alligators and more...

Fort Clinch State Park - An historic fort close to Amelia Island.

Much more to come as time allows...