Lake Rogers – Just a Saturday hike.

 

This morning Bo and I went out to walk around the lake at Lake Rogers Park in Odessa, Fl. This is a beautiful local park with a wonderful staff and so many opportunities to experience the outdoors. There are wide open lakes for kayaking and fishing and very well maintained trailed for hiking, jogging or mountain biking. They have just recently opened this park for primitive camping as well!

Today Bo and I just went for a walk. The first we saw a very pretty black snake sunning itself along the trail but it quietly slid away as we approached. Next we came upon a pair of turkeys…well not really. See, Lake Rogers has a fantastic Geomals trail. What is a Goemal – well it is a way to go Geocaching but at the same time learn about local animals and habitats so its Geocaching and Animals. At Lake Rogers Park there have a combination on 3/D animals like turkeys and coyotes as well as interpretive signs along the trail to help you learn all about the animals that live in the park.  For more information visit:

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=20b47b77-8b89-45a2-ad69-eb44a7c6a9fe

or, for info on the park itself:

http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/parks/parkservices/regionalsites.cfm?facilitydetailid=523&selparks=-1&selcategory=-1&zipcode=&First=36&Last=40

The weather was beautiful today the wildflowers along the water in the tall grasses were blooming and so were the Water Hyacinth and Lily Pads. We found a couple more Geomals walking around on the trail we found a whole bunch of feathers. The ranger said a coyote or bobcat caught a turkey there last week. There was a wonderful bank of blackberries! So many ripe ones and they were sweet as sugar to…. We saw many baby fish in the shallow water near the shore where Bo decided it was to hot to walk any more – he loves just laying in the shallow water with the baby fish!

Once Bo cooled off we went to visit with the rangers for a bit to get a little more information because we will be camping at this location next week.  Tim and his staff are fantastic and I really hope we have the opportunity to work on some events together at the park this summer!

Until next time….

Jeanene

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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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One Response to Lake Rogers – Just a Saturday hike.

  1. Cora says:

    Sounds like you had a nice time.

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