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.