Bobcats & Jaeger & Deer, Oh My!
Jan Allyn, Largo: “It was wonderful! Love the Prairie! The buggy ride was great, the grasses and wildflowers beautiful. Dr. Paul Gray's intro was very informative. Craig and Roger were great guides, very personable. Providing everybody a checklist of wildflower species was a great idea. I cannot wait for the spring walk! Wildlife we saw: black snake, kestrel, loggerhead shrike, white-tailed deer, turkeys, caracaras, lynx spider, red-shouldered hawk, white ibis, common egret.”
Photo by Jan Allyn
Photo by Jan Allyn (click on it!)
Green Lynx Spider
Paul Strauss, Stuart: “As an IFAS Master Naturalist and long-time Florida Park Service volunteer, there are only a few can't-miss events for me during the year. Roger & Craig's Wildflower Walks at KPPSP is one. These two are not stiff ivy-league professors, but passionate & colorful advocates for the amazing array of wildflowers & natural communities found in Florida. Whether a seasoned naturalist or first-time visitor, everyone walks away well-informed and entertained. Don't miss the next opportunity to spend a morning or afternoon walking among vibrant red pine lilies, magenta blazing stars, purple drum-heads and delicate marsh pinks. You'll come back—and back again.”
Roger Hammer, Walk Co-leader: "That was a swell time at the prairie. I got this picture (below) with my 105mm macro lens!"
Photo by Roger Hammer
Random thoughts on and pictures of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve.
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Florida Brown Snake
Florida Grasshopper Sparrow
Prairie Loop Trail