Great blue heron.
Cloudless sulphur on big, red, mystery flower.
I loved the way the trees crossed over the path. Isn't it inviting?
Buckeye on blue mistflower.
This stretch of boardwalk felt like walking through Jurassic Park.
Milkweed assassin bug on mystery yellow flower. Thanks to Ken Wolgemuth of bugguide.net for the ID!
Roseate skimmer. I've seen green dragonflies here. Brown, white, blue & orange, sure, but NEVER pink/purple! Thanks to Ron M of bugguide.net for the ID!
Long-tailed skipper on blue mistflower. Thanks to Vernon Antoine Brou for the ID!
Eastern lubber grasshopper, a monster of a bug. I'd thought I heard a Carolina anole (lizard) walking nearby & turned to see this. Thanks to Ken Wolgemuth of bugguide.net for the ID!
Monarch butterfly on blue mistflower. Note; If you're in this climate and you want the butterflies to come, plant blue mistflower!
Evidently there are lots of trails here (over 5 miles worth,) but we were only able to find & enjoy about 1/4 mile. Most trails don't seem to have any markings. I'm hoping whoever administers the park isn't finished--that they plan on marking trails and perhaps making the only, posted map a bit more intuitive. It's a large site--it would've been nice to be able to find some of the other trails.