Wednesday, February 13, 2013

#64 - Moss Park - Narcoossee, FL - January 29 - February 2, 2013

Site #25
This was a last minute "let's go camping" trip, so we went to our
 favorite nearby campground...Moss Park in Narcoossee, FL. 


See those little black specs in the above photos, well those are Purple Martins. There were thousands of them flying above the campground when we first arrived. It was a good thing we have an awning on the camper, as we could hear little round balls of reprocessed insects being deposited on the top of the awning and could also hear them falling on the dead leaves on the ground :). However, we like Purple Martins because they do help keep the insect and mosquito population in check.

 As usual, we saw several Sandhill Cranes. This one came right up to our campsite several times. He or she was solitary, so either it lost its mate, or it was a juvenile and was on the prowl. They are such beautiful, graceful birds. They can be very loud at times; however, I love hearing their honking calls (even at sunrise :-).


 I was able to get fairly close to this Fox Squirrel; they are usually very elusive, but this particular guy was more interested in digging for goodies, than he was in me. 

 I don't know what he was digging up and eating, but it looked dirty, gooey and gross to me, but I guess they were like caviar to him, as he was very intent on finding as many as he could and devouring them. 


My husband received a beautiful handmade turkey caller for Christmas. 
We saw several turkeys and did have some answer his calling. 


 Several deer visited our site every afternoon.

 This little one was especially curious as to what was for dinner. 

Such beautiful animals


A beautiful Cardinal.

Four and Twenty Blackbirds...but we didn't have Blackbird pie.


It was chilly the morning we were to leave, but we didn't have enough
time to start a regular wood fire, so we made a pine cone fire. It did the trick.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed your photos! You got some really great shots of animals! They seem to be attracted to you...hehe...Mother Nature! :) I've never seen a fox squirrel. What a cutie!