With their vivid fusion of blue, green, yellow, and red, male Painted Buntings seem to have flown straight out of a child’s coloring book. Here is one spotted in Florida.
Another bench to view the lush green Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida
Since opening in 1977, Morikami has been a center for Japanese arts and culture in Delray Beach, Florida.
The 16 acres that surround Morikami’s two museum buildings include expansive Japanese gardens with strolling paths, resting areas, world-class bonsai collection and lakes teeming with koi and other wildlife. The wider 200-acre park features nature trails, pine forests and picnic areas.
A bench to view and feel the serenity of the gardens …
The sun sets in Florida casting a glow as we conclude our series of images from there
The bright orange sun continues to disappear behind the trees on the horizon at a Florida sunset
The sun performs a balancing act on the trees as it is about to set in Florida
The sun, as it is about to set, appears as a ball of fire in the Florida sky
The varied colors of a sunset sky in Florida ….
Nature’s painted clouds at a Florida sunset ….
A silhouette of a Florida Palm against the sun …..
In addition to wood storks there are other birds like this Great Blue Heron nesting at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida
A wood stork sitting on top watching the nest below at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida
A portrait of a young wood stork in a nest in Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida
Presiding over the wood stork nest in Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida
A wood stork peeks from its nest at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida
Watching over baby storks at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida
Spring has always meant baby chicks and in South Florida, those chicks can be gawky, awkward, noisy with begging calls, baby wood storks.
Perched high up the tree, a male wood stork monitors the nest. Wood stork nests are primarily built in trees that stand in water in Florida.
One of the best places to see wood storks and other wading birds nesting up close around March is Wakodahatchee Preserve in Delray Beach, Florida.
At Wakodahatchee, dozens of nesting wood stork pairs are visible from the boardwalk. One tree island that appears to be the hot neighborhood for young stork families is no more than 15 feet from the boardwalk.
Also known as the snake bird or water turkey, the anhinga is a year-round resident of Florida.The word anhinga comes from the Brazilian Tupi language and means devil bird or snake bird.