It's a wondereful time of year to visit Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park, in Homosassa Springs, Florida but plan to go early in the day.
The animals are always most active in the early morning. Later in the day they tend to take siestas in the afternoon sun or maybe just get bored with the visitors.
The park opens at 9:00 a.m. and it's nice and cool for us too, the pathways are shady and sea breezes penetrate.
Here you might do a double take as it looks like a face!
It's actually a photo of two owls and a tortoise!
The Roseate Spoonbill was in fine form today
Look closely to see the spoon shaped bill
Just taking flight!
The American Bald Eagles were regal
And I can never get enough of the flamingos
I seem to have really focused on the birds this trip!
I did not photograph the manatees except these two!
It's all fun though!
My friend Ginny is visiting and must have a souvenir photo as well!!
I can watch the flamingos all day!
A wildlife show about Opossums
It's a state park so the shows are done by volunteer rangers.
I learned that opossums are good to have around the house as they eat ticks! They chase off other vermin and clean up the area because they eat dead animals!
Males are called Jacks and females are Jills and babies are Joeys.
They are related to Kangaroos and Koala bears! Who knew?
They have an many babies at once but only the first 13 survive. A mama has only 13 nipples and once a baby latches on they stay on for two months. All the rest are out of luck.
They never attack humans and are immune to rabies. They sleep during the day and are only out and about at night. Your chances of running into one are practically nil.
So welcome them to your yard
For great shadow photos visit:
I'm also sharing with:
Saturdays Critters who in today's post (Sunday) is posting about Homosassa Springs and her photos are fantasticl
And PINK SATURDAY!