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~Little Manatee River State Park~

Little Manatee River State Park, is a quite state park located in Wilmauma, Florida. It offers miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails along with fishing, boating and swimming.

The Little Manatee River
The Little Manatee River
Howard, Skye and Kloud enjoying the view.
Howard, Skye and Kloud enjoying the view.
Looks like a nice day for a be out on the river.
Looks like a nice day to be out on the river.
A slice of river
A little slice of river.

We enjoyed our time at Little Manatee River, which we spent mostly hiking. On one of our hikes we encountered a golden colored snake, which we had never seen before. After looking it up on the web we decided it might be a Golden Rat Snake. We admired its beauty as it slithered off into the brush. No photo, it was too fast!

I have to say, not much in the way of birding at Little Manatee River. Hopefully, it had more to do with the time of year than the habitat; however, I have noticed that when an area has a lot of Palmettos the birds are scarce, just not enough for them to eat.

It was time for us to leave Little Manatee River, so this morning we packed up and headed to our next adventure.

Until next time…

~Look Up~

Look up you just might see,

a feathered friend perched in a tree,

eating, resting, preening,

always a pleasure for me.

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Yellow-rumped Warbler (Manatee Springs State Park)
Black Vulture
Black Vulture (Manatee Springs State Park)
Snowy Egrets (Myakka River State Park)
Snowy Egrets (Myakka River State Park)
Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Great Egret
Great Egret (Manatee Springs State Park)
Northern Cardinal
Northern Cardinal (Manatee Springs State Park)
Loggerhead Shrike (near Myakka River State Park)
Loggerhead Shrike (near Myakka River State Park)
Great Blue Heron ( Myakka River State Park)
Great Blue Heron (Myakka River State Park)
Getting ready to take off.
Getting ready to take off.

Sharing with:

Michelle at Rambling Woods-Nature Notes

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Stewart at Wild Bird Wednesday

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~I wish I may, I wish I might~

"I think this one will do!"
“I think this one will do!”
Focused
Focused
"Hurry, I can't hold this smile forever."
“Hurry, I can’t hold this smile forever.”
"Wish I May, Wish I Might."
“I Wish I May,I Wish I Might, have her gone from my sight/site.”

“If I close my eyes and wish, really hard, for her to go away now, will she?”

When we pulled into our RV site at Little Manatee River State Park, last Sunday, this beauty was there to welcome us. After that first day, I didn’t see her any more. On Saturday afternoon she came back for a visit; ate, walked around and then headed across the street to visit the people in site 20.

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For information about the Gopher Tortoise go to this web-site:

http://www.gophertortoise.org

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~Can you say – Wimauma?~

Paved roads at Little Maatee River State Park
Paved roads at Little Manatee River State Park

Wimauma, is the name of the town where Little Manatee River State Park is located. Its founder made up the name using the names of his three daughters, Willie, Maude, and Mary. Wil-Mau-Ma. Go figure! Earlier in the day we were on the phone with my sister trying to guess the origin of the name.

Site 19, easy to back into, wide, lots of room on the driver's side and in the back.
Site 19, easy to back into, wide, lots of room on the driver’s side and in the back.

Paved roads within the campground, and a shell and sand mixture in the campsites.

Side yard
Side yard

There are 34 campsites with water and electricity (50amp) and they are very private. Each site separated by native plants and trees.

Lots of room in the back yard. Site is very private.
Lots of room in the back yard.  Up goes the ham antennas!

For the horse lovers out there, LMRSP has four equestrian campsites and twelve miles of riding trails.

 

Artsy fun!

Howard with pen and paper, whoa what's with that? Must be a ham radio diagram!
Howard with pen and paper, whoa what’s with that? Must be a ham radio antenna diagram!

We are looking forward to exploring this lovely Florida State Park.

A new place, a new adventure…