Monday, April 21, 2014

Brazos Bend State Park

Last Friday JMM and I took a picnic lunch to Brazos Bend State Park and enjoyed the warm sunshine and shade under the massive live oaks.  After lunch a stroll along the park trails. Immediately, it was obvious that spring was well under way: Never have we seen so many alligators and turtles! We realized that we always visit Brazos Bend in mid-winter to avoid the heat and mosquitoes so we were never there when the turtles and alligators are out and about. The ducks, of course, were all gone but there were many herons, moorhens, and a grebe or two.  Lovely day.























8 comments:

Karen said...

What a wonderful variety of critters. Your photos are terrific!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the breeding colors of the little blue and the white ibis!!

Now, question...is this the same as Washington on the Brazos?

Florence said...

Anni, Brazos Bend State Park is not Washington on the Brazos. That reminds me that we haven't been to WoB in years. But I do remember that WoB has the most spectacular spring wildflower display of any I've ever seen. Maybe next year.

Thank you, Karen!

Carole M. said...

what an interesting place to visit; so much variety - I especially like the bird life

Hattie said...

All those birds! a friend did a painting of a blue heron with magnolia blossoms that I love.
It's good to know that all that wildlife hangs on, even today.
We need to cherish our much reviled public servants who take care of our parks and nature preserves, as I am reminded after a trip to the Grand Canyon area and Sedona.

maryaustria said...

What a gorgeous series of photos! You captured all these animals in a fantastic way!

Arija said...

I can do without the alligators but enjoy all your birds.
Crocs and alligators just give me the creeps.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh wow..what a nice variety of wildlife even the alligators.. Thank you for linking into this week's Nature Notes Florence.. Happy to have you.. Michelle