Sunday, January 16, 2011

Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge

A few miles from Cedar Key is the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. This 53,000 acre preserve is home to most all species of Florida wildlife, as well as protecting one of the countries largest undeveloped river deltas.

The other day Sheryl and I took a ride out to explore the NWR. After taking in the headquarters and getting information we started at the River Trail. This hiking trail is only one mile long and makes a loop from the parking area to the Suwannee River and back.

Quite a bit of the trail is covered by boardwalk over the marsh areas.

View from the end of the trail.

View of the river from another turn out.

With in the refuge, there is a nine mile loop road. This road takes you through all the different eco-systems of the refuge, from tall pine woods to the Gulf coast grasslands.

Just a few of the locals we were able to capture in pictures, there were many more White Egrets and Blue Herons, but wasn't fast enough to get good shots of them.

This road ended at the Grasslands and a few miles out to the Gulf.

Your hosts at the Historic Suwannee River.
Another adventure in the books for us, but certainly not the last, so stay tuned for more..........and keep Lovin Your Life as we do ours.

1 comment:

korisu56 said...

Hey brother. I found out how to actually follow your blog. Looks like you guys are having a great time. I pm'd you on MJ about me being in S. Georgia at the beginning of the year, but unfortunately that has passed.

I have kept our blog up to date, including my road trip back to Benning and our trip to Ireland. Hope you both are well.