I woke up early (for me) this morning to go to Weedon Island State Preserve because I had been feeling like it has been a long time since I went out and did nature photography by myself. Now I first visited this preserve a few months ago, but only walked along its winding boardwalk. I thought this time if I go on one of its trails early in the morning, surely there would be birds to photograph, not to mention the stray armadillo or other critter or insect. I did not see a single bird nor a single creature of any kind.
I had my macro lens on and ready to discover something tiny and interesting. The only photograph I made with it all morning was the above tiny pink flower puff, which was the only bit of color (other than green) to be found anywhere in the preserve.
For a peaceful stroll in pristine Florida woods and wetlands, Weedon Island State Preserve is a great spot. The paths and trails are fairly well marked and are long enough to spend hours on. However, they are definitely for the meditative mind rather than a photographic one. If I return to this preserve it will be to go cycling on the long roads that run through the preserve, or to just take a nice, undisturbed walk. I'll save my back some work and leave my DSLR at home.
If you have visited this preserve and photographed any fauna or interesting flora, please let me know in the comments below.
MAP OF WEEDON ISLAND STATE PARK: