A view across the lake at the Indrio Savannahs. The lake is an artificial construction, being the water filled pit of an old sand mine. A common enough feature in Florida. In fact, developments build around them and call it waterfront property. Sure, why not?
While surveying the Indrio Savannahs for insect life this Florida Scrub-Jay showed up looking for a handout. Sadly, all the Scrub-Jays I encountered did the same thing. Not too surprising considering all the people I saw that morning with bags of peanuts feeding these birds. An activity that is illegal and unhealthy for the birds but I guess people just don’t care.
An almost 180-degree panorama taken from atop the observation tower overlooking the wetlands at the Indrio Savannahs. Although it is only mid-morning, the blazing temperature kept most of the wildlife out of sight and undercover and made the hike out and back one sweaty affair.
Today I attended the Southeast Florida Scrub Ecosystem Working Group meeting consisting of a field trip in the morning to the Indrio Savannahs to view the different types of land management going on there before packing up and going to the Oxbow Eco-Center for an afternoon of talks on scrub land management in St. Lucie County. I am attending the Working Group meetings to gain more awareness of the Florida scrub as I work on putting together my Florida Scrub-Jay […]