Fishing at Red Bug Slough…

I took my first bike ride this morning at Red Bug Slough Preserve. Biking along the trail leading to the slough from the trailhead, I saw this Osprey flying towards the water at an acute angle. I stopped the bike and through the branches saw the perfect descent, ending in a splash, and the Osprey rising with a fresh catch.

It was one of those moments when I wished I had the Nikon with me!

I’ll be visiting again, since this preserve is so close to our new Sarasota home. This 72-acre preserve was purchased in 2000 and 2001 through the Sarasota county’s Environmentally Sensitive Lands Protection Program, with funding assistance provided by the Florida Communities Trust.

1 Comment so far

  1. Diana Hamilton on September 8th, 2012

    Just wanted to take a moment to say >> it is the most excellent of good fortune to have you & rachel & of course sandy dog back in sarasota !!

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