Looking at the Aquarium with new eyes
GPS Technology mixed with Karankawa knowledge...What a wonderful mix.
Great time to visit the “Blue Ghost” and get a feel for all it’s impressive history.
Rains chased everyone indoors so Phil visited the Halloween Aquarium today.
We had fun trying to fill in ALL of the Photo Safari squares and had to be rather creative in doing so. The only reptile we could find, for example, was the picture of the snake on one of the park signs. We very much enjoyed this challenge.
Some of us walk the Corpus Christi Bay front multiple days a week for exercise. All but one of these pictures were captured with our cell phones as we do not typically take our cameras with us on these walks. You can get some great pictures with cell phones! The most unusual thing we found on these walks was a big blue crab climbing up a Palm tree!
The most difficult thing about the Botanical Gardens for photo chasers is not taking too many photos. So much beauty!
We never made it to the challenge site, but found some other interesting places. We will definitely go to Port Aransas again in the future as there is so much more to explore. The funniest part of this trip was the Jackrabbit at Charlies Pasture. He stayed under the walkway until we walked by and seemed to come out and pose for us.
We visited Rockport Memorial Park where we had our most unusual find a Horn Toad Lizard. As we understand it, they are not as common in this area as they used to be. It was the first one any of us had ever seen in this area. The most fun part of the park was the turtle pond. There were more turtles than any of us had ever seen.
We all really enjoyed the Nueces Delta Challenge. It was the first time any of us had been there. We liked it so much that a couple of our team members are considering volunteering at the preserve. It was especially convenient for our Odem and Calallen team members. Team member Phil Woods is our INaturalist reporter for this and other challenges.
Although it was after the challenge opportunities, we opted to go to the Hawk Watch festivities and very much enjoyed learning about some of the birds pictured here. We also enjoyed seeing Nutria swimming in the pond as we had not seen them before.