Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Florida Everglades 2014 - Day 8 - Our Last Day

We spent today on the Keys.  We packed up the car and headed down to the Southernmost point in mainland US.  Here's Jan and Bob.

In the tree next to where we parked our car was this way cool iguana!
If you are like us, and you are not into the partying scene of Key West, then get away and head to the Fort Zachary Taylor State Park at the southwest end of the island.
This is a great park with trails through the hardwood hammock

as well as a nice beach.

As I was snapping this photo of Dave, a dolphin photo bombed him!

Not much was happening at the park, so we headed over to the Key West Botanical Gardens. This place is awesome!  Lots of beautiful flora and unusual fauna! Like this red flower.  What is it?
This way cool bee hive in a broken tree trunk.

And, this tree.  I think it is called a Tourist Tree - because it is red and peeling.

On our way back up the Keys, we stopped on Long Pine Key and found little Key Deer walking along the road.

Next stop was Bahia Honda State Park for lunch and then Pennekamp again.  But, we didn't pick up any new birds. Our trip to Florida is over.  We saw a total of 134 bird species.  Not bad for 8 days!

1 comment:

Michael Smith said...

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