May 1, 2008

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Pt. 2

Continuing our Swamp Island Drive at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, we step into the livestock area of the Chesser Homestead.

The animals at The Chesser Homestead included a hog...
and a chicken.

Marlon took great pride in hanging his sister's dress out to dry.
Next we walked the 3/4 mile boardwalk to reach...
a branch...

a swampy pond...
Chesser Prairie and Seagrove Lake...
some strange looking trees...
and an observation tower.
Standing at a height of fifty feet, the tower is a perfect location to listen to the pig frogs sing their songs.

Look! It's a dragonfly...I think. Helicopters appear to be modeled after them.
Meanwhile, back at the visitor center we spot more of the Okefenokee main attraction...alligators!
Alligator and turtle take in the sun.
A long-legged bird carefully walks by hoping not to be the turtle's next meal.
Marlon poses in anticipation of his own next meal.
For a video of some of the sights and sounds of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, watch the video below.

To be continued...

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