Dragonflies

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Red Saddlebags Dragonfly – Lake Monroe Wildlife Management Area – April 2015

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Flying Around – Lake Monroe Wildlife Management Area – April 2015

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Unknown – Orlando Wetlands Park – April 2015

“You can do anything, but not everything” – David Allen

That quote is a reminder to me!!

It’s dragonfly season in Central Florida – they are beautiful creatures. However, I feel like the a cartoon character with a butterfly net as I chase the dragon flies around the path with my camera.

Quote found at http://shortquotes.org/

Mushrooms

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Assorted Mushrooms – Lake Monroe Wildlife Management Area – April 2015

Found a new spot. Lake Monroe Wildlife Management Area, part of the St Johns River system, this primitive park is along the eastern edge of Lake Monroe. It was a very wet hike, swampy, but a nice old oak forest and pine upland area. While the birds were noisy they were well hidden.  Dragon flies were epic with some nice flowers about.

I’d have to guess I was the first on the trail for a while, first hike where I actually soldiered through the swamp, getting quite wet in the process. Well worth it – I was able to engage my “living in old Florida” fantasy – it was excellent – I will be back.