Sunday, July 28, 2013

More from Myakka

  I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday .

 For this week's post I am sharing my photos from our Florida vacation and Myakka River State Park. I did a post below on more of the birds and critters we saw while visiting Myakka.


A loop trail took us to the Canopy walkway where the tower soars 74 feet in the air. We had a view of the tree tops.




The boardwalk took us to a wildlife viewing area. During our short visit here we saw the wild turkeys, little blue herons, tr-colored herons, osprey, great blue heron, black vultures and some egrets.



You can take an airboat tour up on the upper Myakka Lake. Canoeing and kayaking was also available near the boat ramps or dock.


This Little Blue heron was keeping company with a couple of Black Vultures. We enjoyed our visit to the Myakka River State Park, we saw as much as could in a small amount of time.

 As always, I hope you enjoy my post and thanks for visiting my blog. I always appreciate your comments.

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 Thanks to our host: Mary our host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  I wish everyone a happy week!

60 comments:

Pat@BPM said...

Wow! What a great place to visit! Wonderful shots, Eileen.

✿ chica said...

Que férias lindas. Òtimas fotos conseguidas! beijos,chica

Montanagirl said...

Another neat place to visit! Nice series of photos.

Betsy Adams said...

Looks like a great place to visit--especially for one who love birds.... Love that canopy walkway WAY up high.... Neat!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Kerri Farley said...

It looks like a great place for a visit!! I'm hardly ever in Florida but if I am - I'll try to put this place on my "list" :)

Lynne said...

Those Black Vultures look like they could swallow the Blue Heron in one gulp!

Great pictures once again!

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful views from the tower Eileen, but I would never be able to climb it. Scared of heights. Enjoy your week:)

TexWisGirl said...

the canopy walkway looks awesome!

DIMI said...

Hallo Eillen!
What a great place to visit!!
Wonderful shots!!Nice views!!!Thank you for sharing!Have a lovely week!!Hugs!!
Dimi...

Jemma said...

Eileen,
What fascinating and interesting photos! I always enjoy visiting your blog-I leave with a greater appreciation of nature and more knowledge of our feathered friends.
Have a lovely week,
Jemma

Merlesworld said...

Amazing photos your countryside is so different from ours.
Merle..........

noel said...

Hi Eileen,

That looks like a great place to have a nice quiet hike, thanks for sharing.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You got some amazing photos! There's always so much to see when you visit the parks here in Florida! Hope your weather was nice! Sweet hugs!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely place and fantastic photography ~ Thanks ^_^

Happyone said...

Great perspective of that cool walkway.

George said...

The canopy walkway must have been a very unique, fascinating experience. I imagine it would be possible to spend a day or more in this park and still not wee everything.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovin' the reminders of our winter home! You saw a LOT!

Lavender Cottage said...

A nice place to see a variety of birds. I have to tell you Eileen, you wouldn't see me up on that canopy walkway.
Judith

Pondside said...

Those are serious bridges, towers and boardwalks! I'd love kayak there.

Tammy said...

The canopy walk looks so cool! I think we need to make a trip there soon:)

Dan Huber said...

Wonderful views Eileen, love the tall bridge, looks a bit scary but fun to walk across.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Myakka River State Park looks like a beautiful place to visit, Eileen! I love this and your prior post about it. You saw such wonderful birds there!

Carole M. said...

that's quite a walkway and looks so solid; love the wetlands too

Blue-bird (a.k.a. Ilse) said...

Hey,
thanks for stopping by at my mosaïc post.
I love your nature posts! My little boy would love to walk along with you! He's such a big nature lover!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Looks like a lovely place to visit!

Sue said...

I don't know if I'd feel comfortable with a couple of vultures looking at me......
Ha!
Nice photos, Eileen. Looks like a great place to visit.

Digi-Irma said...

Great series Eileen, the trees are a lot different from here.
Good to go as high in the walkway.

Stewart M said...

These pathways in the trees can give you a very different view of an area - I really like them

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne:

PS: ankle will keep me off rough ground for at least another two weeks - sad face!

Margaret Gosden said...

Amazing photos!

beyondwandering.com said...

Wow..beautiful mosaics and photos, Eileen!

Julie G. said...

Lovely photographs of a wonderful destination! I've been to Myakka River State Park twice and enjoyed both of my visits. Terrific for bird viewing and beautiful sights. Love the pretty Little Blue Heron!

MJ said...

GOSH... I love that boardwalk! How cool is that? The blue Heron is beautiful, the color is striking. I don't think I've seen one around here. We just get the grey ones. Nice photos!

Life Images by Jill said...

Always wonderful to go walking with you over the blogosphere Eileen. I would have loved to walk along the canopy walkway.
Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I can't believe there is a state park that I don't know!!! I will have to find Myakka River State Park!! It looks WONDERFUL!! Thank you for the info about it Eileen!!

Mia McPherson said...

This post reminds of me the good times I had at Myakka when I went with friends or was alone. It is an amazing place, thanks for sharing Eileen

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place with such wonderful watch tower.

Donna Heber said...

This would be such a nice place to visit Eileen! I love the wildlife photos.

Poppy said...

Interesting perspectives and textures in the landscape, Eileen! How amazing that you captured the herons! Love all the shades of green!

Poppy

Phil said...

Looks an amazing place Eileen, being able to walk through the tree canopy like that at bird's eye level.

Debbie said...

you visit the coolest places!!

love that canopy walkway, such a pretty image!!

Beppan said...

Must have been a fantastic visit!!
Beautiful shots!

Sylvia K said...

What a great place for a vacation, Eileen!! I love your captures for the day and, as always, they're the next best thing to being there myself!! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

Gary said...

Great post Eileen!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

EG CameraGirl said...

AH! You are so lucky to visit so many wonderful birding places, Eileen. Thanks for taking us along with your photos. :))

Al said...

Very pretty shots. I love that aerial walkway, I'd want to spend a lot of time on it.

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, this place is beautiful, how beautiful views! Greetings.

Meghana Hassan said...

Wow, this looks like a wonderful place n of course very well captured...

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a great place and a nice post. I love the tower so high up in the air. Thank you for sharing.

edenhills said...

What a great place to visit! I am just amazed by the trees. You just don't see trees like that around here.

Andrea said...

Wow Eileen, i love those photos, and i envy your trips and experiences while birding. However, i might not be able to conquer that canopy wall as easily as you do, i have fear of heights.

Kusum Sanu said...

Looks like a nice trail!

Kusum Sanu said...

Looks like a nice trail!

Kusum Sanu said...

Looks like a nice trail!

Kusum Sanu said...

Looks like a great trail with trees and birds!

Birgitta said...

What a beautiful and special place to visit! Great photos!

Giga said...

Świetnie przygotowane miejsca do obserwacji ptaków. Teren wokół bardzo ciekawy. Pozdrawiam.
Well-prepared places for bird watching. The area around the very interesting. Yours.

Luna Miranda said...

i love the canopy walkway--it must be an exciting experience. the tree with Spanish moss is beautiful.

Betty Luckhurst said...

What a wonderful trip this seems to have been for you! The photos are awesome. Love the walkway--we have a few here, too. Thanks for taking us along with you!

Maria said...

What an interesting place to explore!

NatureFootstep said...

wow, I guess I would look as much on the trees as on the birds. Love those mysterious trees.

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