2009 Florida Winter travel blog

Yellow crowned night heron

White Pelicans

White Pelicans

View of the marsh from the shell mound trail

At the shell mound trail in the Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge

The shell mound is about 6,000 years old and about 5 acres...

We walked under a canopy of palms and oaks with Spanish Moss

A pond on the nature trail

Along the nature trail

Along the road to Chiefland

Another beautiful sunset at the campground


We took a ride to the Shell Mounds in the Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. We walked along the shell mound trial. The shell mounds were created by the Indians about 6,000 years ago. They piled their trash including all kinds of shells. We also went on a nature trail there. We heard rustling in the woods and Blondie was about to have a fit. A feral piglet ran out from the woods right in front of us! Later in the day we drove over to Steinhatchee, a small town along the river. It is a popular destination for fishermen and has several marinas and a couple of restaurants. On the way back to the campground we drove on a driving trail through another part of the Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge.



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