Monday, August 5 2019

CREW Bird Rookery Swamp

The Bird Rookery Swamp Trail is one of the places I visit regularly that's adjacent to Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. It has 12 miles trails that include an 1,800-foot boardwalk that's all that's accessible as I write this. Everything after the boardwalk is closed for protection of wildlife. I'm not sure what that entails but I hope it re-opens before too long.

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Sunday, July 21 2019

Knight Anole

Knight Anoles (Cuban knight anole or Cuban giant anole) grow to be 12 to 18 inches long and preferring to live in large, shady trees with many crags. They're another invasive species native to Cuba that have introduced populations in southern Florida where they have thrived.

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Wednesday, July 17 2019

Brown Anole

Brown anoles (De La Sagra’s Anole, Bahaman Anole) are the most common lizard I see everywhere in Florida and are so numerous that we literally have to avoid stepping on the when leaving our place. They're small and native to Cuba and the Bahamas. This species is said to be highly invasive and have the altered behavior and triggered a negative effect on populations of the native green anole (Carolina anole) but this is based on casual observation.

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