We went to the J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge today and it was very busy. I thought it was because it was Saturday, but it turns out the refuge was celebrating Earth Day. Earth Day was officially April 22, but many places held activities today. There were lots of people riding bicycles through the refuge. It was nice to see so many people enjoying the outdoors.
We probably arrived too late in the day to see many birds, so I hope to return early in the day tomorrow. We saw lots of small crabs, anoles, and young fish. The mangroves are awesome at the refuge. Someday, I would like to kayak through the refuge. They have some kayak trails. Hopefully, I could do it without getting lost in the mangroves.
One of the MANY things we forgot to bring was the cable to download pictures from the camera to the computer. (Pictures posted the last couple days were taken with our cell phones). The list of things we forgot is so long, it makes me wonder that we remembered anything at all.
I forgot to mention something I saw on our drive from St. Augustine to Fort Myers. As we got within about 45 minutes of Fort Myers, we started to see hundreds, if not thousands, of white butterflies flying along the side of the road. I wonder if they might have been Great Southern White butterflies. I have never seen so many butterflies at one time.