I don’t know it’s name, but it sure got my attention when walking past it. I stopped and studied the details for quite awhile. It was at Flamingo Gardens. I don’t what stage of bloom it’s in either; unsure if it’s done flowering or getting ready to flower. If YOU know, please share. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg.

Confusion in a name…

Blindly foraging for food through dense Duckweed. This pair were also in the Rookery area of Flamingo Gardens; they are Domestic Swan Geese (Anser cygnoides). Confusion in a name?! They have the body of geese yet I suppose they could like Swan-ish? Maybe. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Blindly foraging for food through the dense Duckweed. Domestic Swan Goose originated in East Asia. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Fair guess that this is a Goose feather. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Partner Goose takes a breath from fishing. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Pair of Domestic Swan Geese in the Rookery’s thick Duckweed. I am unsure if perhaps the whiteish one is a hybrid. See this link for more information: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan_goose#Description . Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Ornamental use of immigrants…

These unique Egyptian Geese (Alpochen aegyptiaca) birds were considered sacred by Eyptians. Americans imported them as decor for Golf Courses. Were our own wildlife too ugly or boring? Some have now vacated the golf courses for the wild.

This family was at the animal rescue facilities of Flamingo Gardens in Davie Florida. They are in the Rookery section which is open so they could wander if wanted. Many of their birds are not able to be released because of injury or “imprinting” (taming by people), so would not survive in the wild. Any animal that does recover is released as soon as it’s health returns.

I never tire of seeing new miracles of God’s designs. So amazing.

Egyptian Goose checking out the Rookery. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Mom and Dad introducing the babies to the Rookery environment. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

The previous post showed the Egyptian Geese babies in the water and Duckweed. Shortly afterwards Mom (or Dad) joined them. First they had time to explore without parental accompanying them. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Mom (or Dad?!) and baby. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Lastly, the entire family enjoys an outing. So did we! Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Just too cute…

I’ll share their name (kind) and parents in the next post. But these CUTE little babies were enjoying their freedom in the Rookery rich with Duckweed. We were enjoying watching them while exploring Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida.

Slowly, steadily, enjoying a first outing by themselves. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

New siblings swimming close together, being a little unsure,through the Duckweed. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Swamp native…

Close up of Swamp Lily (crinum americanum) blossom in the Bonnett House parking lot. Living in wetland, near a creek that flows through the property the Swamp Lily was flourishing. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

This native Floridan loves wet feet. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Planned and sponstaneous patterns in design…

Sunlight shines on water moving around rocks while a footbridge casts it’s shadow causing unplanned for patterns in the aesthetically designed scene. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

More confusion in the scene when one views the wider setting. The garden design is lovely and relaxing to observe unless you pay attention to the bridge’s distraction shadow patterns. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breirberg

Shocking brilliance…

Ixora Nora Grant (Ixora coccinea) is one of the most popular shrubs in southern Florida. These balls remind me of the northern Snowball bush; but this plant’s balls burst out in bright tropical color. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Compact, dense blooms found at the Morikami Japanese Garden, but prominent all over Southern Florida.. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg