Into the Wild Flowers

I followed a faint path through the tall grass to see where it would lead.  

The tall grass opened to this field of wild flowers, back in the eastern edge of the environmental preserve on FAU’s Boca Raton campus. These wild flowers had a sweet, subtle smell and contrasted with the November pale green and the light sky.

 

Here is a Loggerhead Shrike. Just moments before I saw him with a lizard in his bill!

Two main trails lead through this small preserve, including a wide meandering loop through the preserve. The trails are maintained by the university’s environmental club SEEDS. The organization has an interesting update on the efforts to preserve this 90-acre natural space–with healthy oak hammock and scrub habitats that are home to burrowing owls, gopher tortoises, and songbirds–as a permanent preserve.

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