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:

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

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  2. Que férias lindas. Òtimas fotos conseguidas! beijos,chica

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  3. Another neat place to visit! Nice series of photos.

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

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. 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" :)

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

    Great pictures once again!

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

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  8. the canopy walkway looks awesome!

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

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  10. 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

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

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  12. Hi Eileen,

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

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  13. 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!

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  14. Lovely place and fantastic photography ~ Thanks ^_^

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  15. Great perspective of that cool walkway.

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  16. 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.

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

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  18. 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

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

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

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

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  22. 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!

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

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  24. 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!

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  25. Looks like a lovely place to visit!

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  26. 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.

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

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  28. 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!

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  29. Wow..beautiful mosaics and photos, Eileen!

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  30. 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!

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  31. 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!

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  32. 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.

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  33. 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!!

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  34. 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

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  35. Beautiful place with such wonderful watch tower.

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

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

    Poppy

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

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  39. you visit the coolest places!!

    love that canopy walkway, such a pretty image!!

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  40. Must have been a fantastic visit!!
    Beautiful shots!

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  41. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  49. 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.

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  50. Looks like a great trail with trees and birds!

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

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

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

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  54. 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!

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  55. What an interesting place to explore!

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

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