Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Babcock-Webb Wildlife Management Area: Flatwoods & Wetlands

Babcock-Webb Wildlife Management Area is the last undeveloped expanse (80,355 acres) of hydric (wet) pine flatwoods in southwest Florida.  This multi-use preserve allows hiking, camping, biking, fishing, hunting and boast a large lake and very nice shooting range.  The locals call it "The Webb" and love its in any season.  These photos were taken last July (2010).

Hydric Pine Flatwoods

396 acre Webb Lake

Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus?)  stalking it's lunch.

Lost bobber!

Lots of wetlands rich with flora and fauna.

Area of past controlled burn with growing Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)

So many different "greens."

Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina)

Eastern Lubber Grasshopper (Romalea microptera).

Birdhouse with protective wire shield.  Designed for Eastern Bluebirds.

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) singing his song.

Four-Spotted Pennant (Branchymesia gravida)

Golden-Winged Skimmer (Libellula auripennis)

Large-Flowered Sabatia

Great video of  The Webb

Large -Flowered Sabatia (Sabatia grandiflora)

Wabi Sabi tree

B&W with great clouds

Monk Skipper (Asbolis capucinus)

Spider Lily (Hymenocallis crassiflolia)

Mallow Scrub Hairstreak (Strymon columella).

Glades Lobelia (Lobelia glandulosa) showing meristem blossoms!

Evening B&W of Lake Webb

Sunset looking East over Lake Webb

The insects and wildflowers on this post were caputred by Olivia.  Nice photos!

I just love the landscapes at Babcock-Webb WMA.  Pay it a visit and let me know what you think!


  1. Wonderful work Stevie. Professional quality your blog is a total work of art!

  2. Darn..something happened to the last comment I made.
    Anyway..here goes again
    Nice blog! I really like the added links!
    Great photos too.