That is what Google Maps is calling this place.
Never knew the proper name, just that it was a wetlands area developers built in order to construct hundreds of ugly big block houses.
This small piece of nature is indeed in the parking lot of the Southwest Regional Library on Sheridan street, not all that far from Route 27. So, it is way out west. As you can see from the map above it consists of a wetlands with a board walk that is shaped like a big “Y” if the “Y” was drunk and waving at cats. You can walk straight out and turn left or right.
Over the years I have seen all types of birds, turtles, dragonflies, butterflies and flowers.However, this time of the year and especially in the center of the day not much is venturing out. Only mad dogs and Englishmen. Yes, I have English blood, so there I was.
Some photos were captured with my Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket cellphone. Some with my Canon 50D DSLR.
This is one of those weird lizards we have these days. I know, that doesn’t narrow it down much. Officially named basilisk but unofficially called the Jesus Christ Lizard because they can run across water – on their hind legs. Quick, go see this YouTube video.
I really think water lilies are so beautiful.
Yep, they are just so beautiful!
This little park is the perfect place for dragonfly photos.
They land on the plants next to the walkway so you can get a great shot of them.
The bees love the lilies too!
My guess is this is a turtle sticking his nose out of the water to see what I was up to.
This is a great little park where you will rarely meet anyone else. Not sure if anyone even knows about it, except for some birders who will frequent it in the winter. The fabled Masked Duck was spotted here about a decade ago, and the Purple Swamp Hen when it was rare was seen here. The government eventually destroyed most of them. Ass Weasels that they are. Parking is plentiful, the boardwalk solid and the library is just across the parking lot. Go for it.
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