Corkscrew and Ribs

January 31, 2014 21:47 – 21:47

Today, it was still raining in Venice and points north, so I decided to go back to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, which I visited last year. It did not disappoint. Right off the bat, I saw a pair of pileated woodpeckers.

I also managed to get a couple of shots of a butterfly type I’ve been seeing here in Florida. Turns out it’s called a zebra longwing.

At some points, the boardwalk almost wants to live up to the park name.

I also saw a 10 foot alligator and a baby alligator.

Further down the trail, I saw a red bellied woodpecker.

…and some better views of pileated woodpeckers.

…and a great egret:

…and a juvenile white egret hiding in the weeds.

I also finally got a decent picture of a little blue heron.

I also saw a quarter of turtles.

I also saw a couple of juvenile black crowned night herons.

 

And some tiny beautiful purple berries.

A couple days ago, I noticed people leaving Rib City Grill carrying carryout boxes. So, I figured they might be worth trying. I ordered a sampling of St. Louis and babyback ribs. While their portion sizes aren’t exactly correct (they have a smaller notion from Rockland’s as to what constitutes a rack), their ribs are decent. They can’t compete with Rockland’s though.

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