Monday, March 15, 2010

Water Matters

At the "Water Matters" show at Tree Tops Park, Broward
County; sort of an enviro thing

Sister Carole at the South Florida Water Management
District booth

"Making pets out of worms since 1995"; it's a Florida thing;
I guess

Good tourist that I am, after visiting all the
"Water Matters" exhibits, I hit the park's
visitor center and

Nature trail; I think the bird is an egret or a crane, or
possibly a rare albino flamingo

The park is of special interest in that a) its "ridge" was a set of small islands 100,000 years ago, in the sea off the (then) Florida coast, and b) it was one of the major redoubts of Sam Jones, aka Abiaka, Indian leader in the 2nd and 3rd Seminole Wars, who bested no less that Zachary Taylor (look him up), among others, and guaranteed the permanent Seminole presence in Florida; I just hope the Hard Rock Cafe/Hotel/Casinos give him due credit.

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