Wednesday, December 4, 2013

South Creek Trail Landscapes at Oscar Scherer State Park

 A cool, overcast afternoon in late fall.  What to do?  How about a stroll along the South Creek Trail at Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey, Florida.

 This is one of our local State Parks, popular with hikers, campers, bikers (it connects with the Legacy Bike Trail) and birders.

 The cool, still air provided a great opportunity to enjoy the landscapes along the trail....oak hammock, which is typical for inland SW Florida.

 Live oaks, saw palmetto, vines, Spanish moss.

 Quill-leaf Epiphyte 

 Some intruding Red Mangrove, Buttonwood and a lonely Little Blue Heron....the only creature we saw on our hike.

 As the trail wandered a bit off the creek, a stand of Slash Pine.

 Hiking with a camera seems to put nature in well composed frames...the eye can see the whole scene and yet isolate beautiful features.

Take a trip to Oscar's a local gem!

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