GTM Reserve

House Wren.

Regis and I went to the Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve today. It is one of our favorite places. The three names (Guana, Tolomato, Matanzas) are the three rivers within the reserve. It is one of 29 national estuarine research reserves in the country. While so much of Florida is comprised of condos on the beach and other development, this is a beautiful, special natural place embedded in all that development. It explains why we spend so much time there!

We saw some nice sized alligators and glossy ibis. I don’t see glossy ibis often, so I was thrilled. It was my gift of the day.

Alligator. It’s hidden in the grasses.
Glossy Ibis.
Yellow-rumped Warbler.
Pied-billed Grebe.

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