A Trip To The Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

November 26, 2011

This past summer my family from Germany came to visit. My cousin came to stay with us for a week. She’s studying to become a teacher and one of her majors is Biology. She loves nature and everything it has to offer. Just like me!!! 🙂

One day we decided to take a drive down the road to the nature preserve. I had never been there even though we lived basically right next to it for almost 10 years. Isn’t it amazing how we just don’t think of it and only look up and pay attention when we are made to?

We had a wonderful time that day – walking along the shaded boardwalk through the Cypress woods, trekking through the marsh ( I was a little freaked out being so close to the alligators that call the canals home.), going up on one of the look-out towers and seeing the Everglades stretched out for what seemed like miles, and standing on one of the docks watching people fish and an alligator circling around looking for lunch.

So, here are some of the images we captured that day… I hope, you enjoy!!!

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  • Brenda November 26, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    These are great pictures…but you can keep the gators 🙂

    • Susi November 26, 2011 at 10:07 pm

      Thanks Brenda…I can do without the gators, as well. We just had a big one in one of the neighborhood lakes…not so much fun.

  • victorias_view November 27, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Fantastic Pictures! But I would prefer to stay away from the gators 😉

    • Susi November 28, 2011 at 10:32 am

      Thank you…I don’t blame you about the gators…they are pretty scary, especially when they are right next to you in a canal and there is no fence!!!