Upper Tampa Bay Trail September 2008

Well the weather turned real nice and I just could not sit inside any longer.  Bo and I needed some fresh air and we headed out to the Upper Tampa Bay Park to check a few of the trails out.

 

I knew it would be rough seeing anything at mid day but thought to give it a try and check out the trails. With all the rain they were pretty wet still and the fiddler crabs were everywhere. Bo tried to catch a couple of them, it was funny watching him check out this new weird bug looking critter that snapped back at him when he tried to bite it!

 

As far as wildlife that was all to be seen besides a stork that flew over too high to photograph. There was snake track along the trail so I knew the rattlesnakes and cottonmouths were stirred up from all the wet weather.

 

We did walk the Bobcat Trail and just the beginning of the Otter Trail – no need to stir up snakes back there! I will go back when it dries up some and finish taking photos of that trail.

 

For it being a holiday weekend the park only had a few persons there. I saw a couple people fishing and a few picnicking and at the playground. I was surprised as it is a beautiful location. The salt marsh views are very nice right now. Dragonflies seem to be darting about everywhere – none wanted their photo taken today though.

 

I will post what photos I did get so you can have a nice view of what is available out there. It is a beautiful place to visit, go check it out sometime!

 

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About notacluegal

Jeanene was born in Pittsburgh, PA. As a young child her family was very active in the outdoors. Things changed when her parents decided to travel down different paths in life and with that decision so went many of the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Being lucky to live in the suburbs Jeanene always had a backyard to play in and loved being outdoors. As the years passed she took every opportunity to be outdoors. She bought land in Tennessee and as a single mom moved her young daughter to the mountains. The were many life lessons learned on that mountain. There was no plumbing on the property – or even a house, but that did not stop her. She learned to live off of what was available and built her own cabin from the trees on her property. Those were rough years but the most rewarding. Now Jeanene resides in Tampa, Fl. and works as an office manager full time….but still yeans to be outdoors. Jeanene started “Not a Clue Adventures” to teach everyone she could how wonderful the outdoors are! That camping and fishing and hiking can be done by everyone and at many different levels. Single mom’s no longer have to be afraid to take their sons and daughters outdoors. By working with young couples, single parents and even seniors, she gets to teach others about her love for the outdoors and hopes to open their eyes to new adventures. In 2009, Jeanene completed certification as a Leave No Trace Instructor. She also works closely with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) and the Florida State Parks. Jeanene is also certified in First Aid/Adult CPR.
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