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Sanctuary Sightings

Catch up on what's been seen by staff and visitors.

Visitors and staff observe flora and fauna from the boardwalk on a daily basis. Below are some of the highlights since May 5, 2022! 

 

Birds:

Wood Duck

Common Ground Dove

Mourning Dove

Limpkin

Anhinga

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

Yelllow-crowned Night Heron

White Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill

Black and Turkey Vultures

Osprey

Swallow-tailed Kite

Red-shouldered Hawk

Barred Owl 

Pileated Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Great Crested Flycatcher

White-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Fish Crow

Tufted Titmouse

Brown-headed Nuthatch

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Carolina Wren

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

Cedar Waxwing

Black-and-White Warbler

Northern Parula

American Redstart

Pine Warbler

Northern Cardinal

Common Grackle

Boat-tailed Grackle

Butterflies:

Zebra Longwing

Gulf Fritillary

Ruddy Daggerwing

Phaon Crescent

Pearl Crescent

Giant Swallowtail

Palamedes Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

White Peacock

 

Reptiles and Amphibians:

Carolina Green Anole

Cuban Brown Anole

Alligator 

Florida Red-bellied Turtle

Soft-shelled Turtle

Green Treefrog

Pig Frog

Leopard Frog

Cuban Tree Treefrog

Greenhouse Frog

Mammals:

Florida Black Bear last sighting on  11/23/21

Florida Panther  last sighting on 3/14/22

Bobcat    last sighting on 5/2/22

River Otter

Raccoon

Gray Squirrel

Cottontail Rabbit

 

Blooming Plants:

Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata)

Swamp Lily  (Crinum americanum)

Lanceleaf Arrowhead (Sagittaria lancifolia)

Chapman's Arrowhead  (Sagittaria graminea var. chapmanii)

Beggartick  (Bidens alba)

Blue-eyed Grass  (Sisyrinchium angustifolium)

Dingy-flowered Star Orchid (Epidendrum amphistomum)

Blackeyed Susan  (Rudbeckia hirta)

Nuttall's Thistle (Cirsium nuttallii)

Purple Thistle (Cirsium horridulum)

American Bluehearts (Buchnera americana)

Leavonworth's Tickseed (Coreopsis leavenworthii)

Atlantic St. John's-Wort  (Hypericum tenuifolium)

Four Petal St. John's-Wort  (Hypericum tetrapetalum)

Northern Needleleaf (Tillandsia balbisiana)

Ball Moss  (Tillandsia recurvata)

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