Delnor-Wiggins State Park

 

I spent the day in the Delnor-Wiggins State Park in Naples FL.

Here are some photos:


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Delnor-Wiggins Park

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Welcome to the Real Florida

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The real Florida is mostly wetlands. When people used to say that they had some swampland in Florida to sell you, they weren’t kidding.

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The boardwalk through the mangrove swamp

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Double-Crested Cormorant

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Raccoon

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Black Racer Snake

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I saw this Osprey flying overhead with something dangling that looked like a snake, but when he landed he was too far away for me to make out what he had, even at maximum zoom.

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This Brown Anole was missing part of his tail, likely from an encounter with a bird or snake

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Mangrove prop roots

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Tree Crab

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Juvie Brown Pelican

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Beach Dune. An endangered habitat containing Sea Grape, Beach Sunflower, Salt Grass and others.

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Surf’s up. Gusting winds and high tide made walking on the beach somewhat hazardous.
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