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Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Baby Alligator at Boyd Hill Nature PreserveWhen was the last time you communed with nature? I had the opportunity to explore a hidden gem on the shores of Lake Maggiore recently called Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in St. Petersburg, FL. It is a 245 acre park featuring many walking trails and tons of wildlife viewing. My real estate team has a couple of listings at Banyan Bay in the vicinity and I had passed the signs which led to the park many times without noticing them. I only discovered the nature park after reading a Florida trail guide book I picked up at a yard sale. In my 2.5 hour adventure through the park, I was able to see a Raccoon, an Alligator, Egrets, a Gopher Tortoise, many birds, and an Osprey soar through the sky carrying a fish to its nest. It is a great place to go and escape the city and still see the skyline in the periphery.

The baby alligator photo is courtesy of John Jacobsen. John is a regular participant in the photography contest Boyd Hill Nature Preserve hosts on an annual basis.

April 21, 2008   1 Comment

Views from the Pinellas Trail

CLEARWATER,FLORIDA – One of the best features about living in Clearwater, Florida is the Pinellas Trail. The Pinellas Trail is a 34 mile paved bicycle trail from Tarpon Springs to St. Petersburg. The trail cuts through Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Largo, and Seminole along the way. The Pinellas Trail was converted to a biking and recreational trail from an abandoned CSX Railroad right of way in the 1990′s. It is an ongoing project and the county plans to connect other local destinations to the trail in the future. Whether you are biking, running, walking, or roller blading, it is a great place to get out and enjoy nature and make some friends along the way. Here are some photographs I took while bicycling on the Pinellas Trail.

Skies Over Pinellas Trail

Condos In Distance

Bay Pines Bridge

Boats by Bridge

Blooming Flowers

April 15, 2008   2 Comments