St. Augustine Florida June 2011

Orie survived
Orie survived
Albino alligator
Albino alligator
Part of the rookery
Part of the rookery
Wood Storks
Wood Storks
Don't look down
Don't look down
Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret
Could almost reach out and touch this one
Could almost reach out and touch this one
Feeding the alligators
Feeding the alligators
Inside Castillo de San Marcos
Inside Castillo de San Marcos
out side Castillo de San Marcos
out side Castillo de San Marcos
The old welcome station
The old welcome station
One stop along St. George Street
One stop along St. George Street


St. Augustine, Florida

My wife and I have been to St. Augustine many times but this time we discovered something new, the Alligator Farm & Zoological Park. St. George Street is still an entertaining walk, the fort, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument is fantastic for history buffs, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum is great for kids and the Alligator Farm was a big surprise. We had our 11 year old grandson with us or we would have never stopped. I was impressed with the Native Swamp & Rookery at the Alligator Farm. Starting in February and ending in June the rookery is home to wild birds and their offspring. Roseate Spoonbill, Herons, Egrets, Ibis, Wood Storks nest in the native swamp which is accessible by a boardwalk. With Alligators in the water below and hundreds of birds in the trees above it is a rare treat. Some of the nests were at eye level and less than ten feet away from the boardwalk. I wish I had my good camera. That’s Orie, grandson, in the Alligators mouth.

Florida is way more than theme parks.


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GNelson 5 years ago from Florida Author

Rosemay50, Yes it was fun. I have been there many times and still discover new things.


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

It sounds like a very interestin place to visit. You obviously enjoyed your trip.

Such beautiful photos

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