Thursday, March 17, 2022

Orchids and Birds

Orchids for Beauty of Orchids Display
Flamingo Gardens, Ft Lauderdale, FL
March 14, 2022
Chris and I made a return trip to Flamingo Gardens the other day. I had been looking forward to the return for a while as there is always something new to see at the Gardens. I was not disappointed. Flamingo Gardens was preparing for their Beauty of Orchids celebration which begins March 19th and runs through May 8th. We were lucky enough to see the gardens getting prepped for the orchids and I am excited that I will have the opportunity to return next week to see the full effect. There were orchids being placed everywhere and it was fun to see the preparations. The last time we were at the Gardens, Christmas displays were being removed and so it was a different view of the Gardens. 

But, birds. There were still birds to see. At one point it was a bit creepy as we walked through the raptor area because there were multitudes of black vultures sitting on the tree branches looking down at us--oh yes, and pooping! We wondered which of us was not going to make it out alive--but we both did survive. 

But the birds and the requisite flamingos are the real stars of Flamingo Gardens. The peafowl were especially enjoyable as the males were strutting their plumage and the females were taking an interest. 

Not-Trapped Goose
Flamingo Gardens, Ft Lauderdale, FL
March 14, 2022
Flamingos are my personal favorites, but there was this one crazy goose that kept honking and sticking its head out between the rails as if it was trying to get out of jail. 

It was an enjoyable day with the birds, the orchids, and the plants. Definitely worth the drive and I am already looking forward to my return visit. 

-- Bob Doan, Tequesta, FL

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