Storks and cranes are some of the larger birds residing in Florida. While storks may look very awkward on land, they too, just like the cranes, are gracious flyers.
Alligators are some of my favorite subjects in the animal kingdom, so primordial and yet so well adapted. During mating season they leave their safe habitat and can even be found in city streets.
Small but mighty.
You can observe SW Florida's burrowing owls on sandy, empty waterfront lots in Cape Coral and Marco Island where they live in underground burrows. During spring breeding season, they maintain a small territory comprising the nesting burrow and the immediate surroundings. Although small – they only reach 8 inches in height – they will a stare down any intruder with their almost hypnotic gaze.