Time to get out and take some short hikes. Before we left, we noticed these guys were hanging around. They are in the campground almost all the time. We had been warned that sometimes they attack windshield wipers. No really for some reason vultures have learned to pull rubber off of vehicles.
There have not been any problems in this part of the park while we have been here but we are careful.
We drove up to West Lake and walked the new boardwalk. It was only .4 miles but a very nice walk through a mangrove forest and along the lake.
Next Snake Bight Trail.
The trail is a bit longer than the first at 3.6 miles round trip.
The trails were originally a road for maintaining a drainage ditch it follows to the bay. That is why the trail is very straight.
The attempt failed and the result is a slowly filling ditch with a road to the bay built from the digging of the ditch.
The trail gave us several interesting things to see. Seed pods. These are about 4 inches by 3 inches. With some really big seeds. I have no idea what these are.
Some woodpecker high rises.
There were some cactus even in the Everglades. This is called barbed wire cactus.
Interesting flowers and moths.
The bay access was disappointing. It was low tide.
They are pretty serious about bothering wildlife.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...