Wednesday, September 30, 2009

09/30/2009 - Black Creek

1) Marsh-Fleabane is abundant along the banks.

2) Bayou Sara - no air movement, hot, humid, another summer day in fall.

3) Black Creek tributary. I took a break in the nearby woods (higher land) and after hearing what sounded like wild pigs headed my way, dashed back to the kayak and headed to the safety of the water. It was probably an armadillo.

4) Black Creek obviously gets its name from the dark waters.

5) This grasshopper tends to blend in with its environment.

6) Green tree frog is easily identified by the yellow stripe running down its side.

7) Cattail coming apart.

8) Close up of a flower on a Groundsel Tree which is actually a salt marsh shrub, not a tree.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

09/29/2009 - MC River Delta Marina (aka Dead Lake Marina)

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1) Flood waters had the muddy river flowing swiftly.

2) Nice sized alligator taking an afternoon nap.

3) Destination for today is a clearing off the Mobile River. The usual sandy beach area was under water.

4) The clearing hosts a lot of different wildflowers. Mist Flower and Goldenrod was abundant.

5) Sneezeweed or Bitterweed.

6) Ironweed or Queen of the Meadow.

7) An unusual white variety of mist flower.

8) White Swamp Aster.

9) Every kayaking trip is an adventure into the world of nature. Here is an odd looking bug I've never seen before.

10) Upstream from Dead Lake Marina the swamp grows thick and the waters become stagnant.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

09/26/2009 - Mobile River

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1) Sunrise over Spanish River / Delvan Bay.

2) A nice sunrise it was.

3) Pontoon Saloon II in Spanish River. 

4) Mobile River Skyline. The current was running about 2.5 - 3 mph in Mobile River.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

09/24/2009 - Bay Minette Creek

1) Flame Flower or Hummingbird Flowers.

2) Cardinal Flowers.

3) Sky with a split personality.

4) Sunset over Bay Minette Basin was beautiful!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

09/19/2009 - Lower Crab Creek

1) Sunrise over Spanish River.

2) Small Wildflower books call this Frog Fruit and others Fog Fruit.

3) Fen Rose or Salt Marsh Roses are abuntant this year.

4) A plant bug that was nice enough to pose for a photo.

5) Life in the backwaters of the swamp. Something is blowing bubbles.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

09/13/2009 - Chickasaw Creek

1) Sometimes when you are kayaking, things out of the ordinary catch your eye. This is a Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

2) Waters at Three Mile Creek were high, current was swift and these schools of fish were enjoying the exercise.