October 27, 2009 – One of my favorite things about staying in state parks is taking walks along their nature trails. I think I especially enjoyed this one at Fontainebleau State Park since I hadn’t been able to do this sort of thing in a while.
An entrance to the 3 nature trails is right across the road from the sugar mill ruins, so I started out to follow the signs to the Alligator Marsh Boardwalk. I just loved the quiet, peaceful feel of the mossy trees with only the sounds of the birds to accompany me.
Arriving at the Boardwalk, I didn’t see any alligators, but did see a snake slithering through the marsh.
I have no idea what it was, but saw signs warning about cottonmouths, so I was especially careful not to fall in!
I particularly got a kick out of this scene. As I was approaching this section, these ladies were all so intent on looking for birds through their binoculars, they were totally unaware of this heron looking like he was watching them as he was practically walking up to them!
The marsh is quite beautiful in all its subtle shades whether you see any birds or not.
But they certainly give you lots of chances for bird watching here!
Whether trekking on the shady inland trails or on the sunny marsh, don’t miss the chance to walk the trails around this enchanting park!