Category Archives: Nature

Horsing Around!

After my near-death encounters with gators a few weeks ago, I decided I was brave enough again to head back out to La Chua Trail (for those of you who read the two gator encounter stories, you know I’m kidding, but I truly was scared- if you haven’t read them, just scroll back a few […]

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Gators on the Move

Another adventure on the Prairie (La Chua Trail again).  This time around, I was the person who called the ranger.  The gators were certainly on the move today, and although I don’t profess to know much about gator behavior, my guess is that it was because it has rained so much in the past few […]

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An Alligator Adventure!

I decided to take a walk along La Chua Trail this morning- it’s always so beautiful, and it’s a great 3 miles exercise path.  As always, you never know what you will see, and I’m pretty vigilant about scanning the ground for snakes, alligators, bugs, etc…  BUT this time I was taken by surprise when […]

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Scavenger Hunts for Kids- Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and La Chua Trail

I have to admit that my idea of creating nature scavenger hunts is absolutely not an original one.  I came upon the idea while at Fairchild Tropical Gardens last summer – I had my 3 year old with me and I wanted very badly to take pictures of the beautiful flora.  The help desk cheerfully […]

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La Chua Trail- Flowers and Bugs

After missing the opening of the passion flowers the day before (please see closed passion flower below), I took Mr. P back to La Chua trail the next day.  We did not stay for long, but saw enough to keep us occupied for 30 minutes or so.  I am on a mission for the perfect […]

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