6.21.2005

A Quick Side Trip

While we were in the neighborhood over the weekend we decided to visit Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. After dipping our toes in the Atlantic along with a zillion other people...




...we headed out on one of the trails through the salt marsh.


We saw Six-lined Racerunners, a type of lizard that didn't have time to stop for a picture; a very camera-shy black racer (you knew I would find a snake!); numerous shore bird species, including these oh, so dirty white ibis...yep, right there, those little bitty blobs in the center of the picture - trust me, they're ibis...



...and when we peered over the edge of the boardwalk we were treated to the sight of innumerable fiddler crabs, scurrying about on very important fiddler crab business.



There were also flowers, dragonflies, song birds, grasshoppers...well, you get the idea. All in all a very enjoyable little side trip.

7 comments:

Watchmania said...

oh I love that fiddler crab, with his painted-on smile.

Keith, RN said...

Your photos and captions never cease to amaze and entertain. Thank you so much.....

Ginger said...

Oh, I LOVE the beach. Thanks for taking us on your boardwalk birdwalk. :)

~~Faithful Lurker Ginger

Wayne said...

The beach can be full of zillions of people thinking that's all there is. Meanwhile you slap on some insect repellent, get as much sun as you want, and go off into the lonely estuaries, mudflats, and dunes and see tons of stuff that wouldn't go anywhere near a sterile, white sandy beach. It's just a minor point that the only people you'll see are the few who like the same things you do. Enjoyed the boardwalk tour!

Anonymous said...

i definately like the way you add people to your list of critters . . .

sqmojo

kathy said...

So Kewl! ;-)

lené said...

Really enjoyed seeing the beach shots and the boardwalk. I haven't been near a computer lately--you've got lots of fun stuff for me to flip through tonight.