201705.05
Morikami  Japanese Gardens

Morikami Japanese Gardens

The Morikami Museum and Gardens is a cultural arts center in the Delray Beach area of south Florida. A serene winding path leads you through 188 acres of various magnificently manicured gardens inspired by some famous and historical gardens of Japan.  These include an early rock garden, and a dry landscape garden consisting of raked…

201701.30
Jean Lafitte National Wildlife Preserve – Louisiana

Jean Lafitte National Wildlife Preserve – Louisiana

While in New Orleans I went for a hike in the Jean Laffite National Historic Park and Preserve.  There are a few sites that make up the park but I chose the Barataria Preserve.  The Park Ranger advised that birders normally hike the Palmetto trail which is approximately one mile of boardwalk that meanders through…

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Washington Oaks State Park

Washington Oaks State Park

Just south of St. Augustine lies a quaint little State Park by name of Washington Oaks State Gardens. This park consists of approximately 400 acres of coastal scenery including a hammock area of towering live oaks, hickory and magnolia trees. The region is bounded on one side by the tidal marshes of the Matanzas River…