Another Visit to the Merritt Island NWR

Wednesday April 25th 2018

Yesterday’s beautiful weather was repeated today so I repeated my activities as well. I went back to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Today I explored the Oak Hammock and Palm Hammock trails.

r3t2018-04-25_21-4012

Much of the trail is along boardwalks. The marsh is dry at this time of year. The experience would be very different with water in the marsh areas.

r3t2018-04-25_21-4013

Wind and mother nature have made some interesting displays of branches.

r3t2018-04-25_21-406

Even dead trees are interesting.

r3t2018-04-25_21-405

Wildflowers lined many areas of the trail.

r3t2018-04-25_21-404

r3t2018-04-25_21-403

The Oak Hammock trail area had several wild Orange trees.

r3t2018-04-25_21-402

r3t2018-04-25_21-401

r3t2018-04-25_21-409

On the way off the Island I stopped for a walk along the Indian River. This is the bridge into the city of Tittusville.

r3t2018-04-25_21-407

r3t2018-04-25_21-408

r3t2018-04-25_21-4010

Great White Egret standing in one of the marsh areas.

r3t2018-04-25_21-4011

Colorful bird that I haven’t identified yet.

Tomorrow I’m moving again. As I reluctantly work my way north, I’ll be in Georgia tomorrow night. Every day I drag my feet it gets warmer to the north.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.