This blog is dedicated to the American Alligator and its habitat--the swamps and lakes of the Southeastern U.S. It will showcase the beauty of swamps and all the critters that call swamps home. You'll find links to resources where you can learn more about swamps, wildlife, birds, and alligators. You'll learn about the Okeefenokee Swamp, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Paynes Prairie, and other alligator habitats.
Of course, you don't have to go far in North Florida to find interesting critters. This hawk visited our Tallahassee apartment complex regularly. Here he is perched in the center of the pond on a lone cypress tree.
Hawk in Tallahassee, Florida
This hawk actually does have quite the distinguished profile. He should run for office . . . .
As I go through some old photo directories to see what treasures they hold, I'm reviving this blog. We found this quiet place back in April of 2010. Sometimes all you need is a shady tree right down by the Gulf of Mexico. We found this one at St. Mark's NWR just south of Tallahassee, Florida. If you are looking for an undeveloped spot in Florida, this National Wildlife Refuge fits the bill perfectly.