Today a group of strangers got together to share their love of nature and the outdoors and made new friends in the process. 10 strangers signed up to take a guided hike at a wonderful location in Lakeland, Florida. We all met on a beautiful November morning and were ready to see new sites! Our group covered all ages, married and single, adult, child, male and female. All had one thing in common, they wanted to see a new place and learn more about the outdoors. All taking advantage of our “Living Social” promotion of a 1/2 off 3 hour hike.
It was great to have so many eyes looking around! Not long after we started we started spotting birds, spiders, alligators and more! We saw Limpkin, White Peacock Butterflies, coots, herons and even found the remains of a bobcats dinner (rabbit fur) on the trail.
Birds have really started gathering at this wonderful location as the colder air pushes south, but we had the benefit of a sunny day and the alligators were enjoying basking in the morning sun as well! Even lizards and dragonflies seemed to be enjoying this sunny day.
We all enjoyed the youngest member of the group who wanted to “scout out front” with me. I would tell him what something was coming up and he would make sure everyone knew what was up ahead. I love the enthusiasm of youth!
We spent time looking for a geocache and teaching about the fun of geocaching. We found what was left of a turtle nest and we had a flyover from a young bald eagle. Even an American Bittern showed itself for an extra perk!
Our hike ended with a visit from about 5 wild turkeys and on the way out we saw wild hogs near the gate. A full day of fun, smiles, laughter and new friends. I have to say this was one of my favorite visits to Circle B Bar!
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