Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve in Ft. Myers, Florida is one of my favorite places to go that’s somewhat nearby.  Anybody who knows me knows that a cypress swamp is my favorite place to be to just breathe.  Six Mile is a peaceful oasis where you can always see lots of birds, alligators, turtles, and other wildlife.  For me though, it’s about the bald cypress trees.  They’re called bald cypress because, unlike most conifers, they actually shed their needles in the fall.   Springtime is my favorite time to visit any place with cypress trees.  Their bright green needles and the gentle way they sway in the breeze can always soothe my soul.

I’m always disappointed when I go into a place like this with a telephoto and find great insects I can’t shoot because my macro is at home.  I love dragonflies!

Pied-billed Grebe

Cottonmouth.  I do think snakes are awesome, but this is one little guy you don’t want to get close to!

Little Green Heron

Black Crowned Night Heron


Pileated Woodpecker

Double Crested Cormorant – They have the coolest green eyes!

Red Bellied Woodpecker

Juvenile Little Blue Heron

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