OCALA — At Silver Springs State Park the water’s surface is serene even as millions of gallons gurgle up from the caverns beneath. It’s an appropriate metaphor for what’s happening on land, where the quiet park continues to be the…
From time to time we get a visit from Whitetail deer.
Coyotes pass through the neighborhood at night impose no danger to us. They’ll run at the sight of a human. Sometimes at night you can hear them call off in the distance.
Sleepy Orange on Duranta (Golden Dewdrop) These can easily be found in your garden during the summer months.
Zebra Longwing is the Florida state butterfly
This is a across the street from the main gate.
Swallowtail Kite a beautifully graceful bird flies over the neighborhood eating insects. Easily identified by there V shaped tail and white body.
What can I say about raccoons, we have raccoons. They don’t seem to cause any problems and they’re kind of nice to watch but please don’t feed them.
Here’s a map of Indian Lake State Forest (PDF) Click Here to Open This is a screen capture of the PDF file (low resolution), download the original for a better image. Editorial: Our new forest (ocala.com)
We don’t have many Fox Squirrels living in the neighborhood anymore. They do thrive in the woods surrounding the neighborhood. The Fox Squirrel probably was named after the fox because of its comparatively large size and peculiar way of running…