Science field trip today to this hidden little gem! We were the only ones there and the employees were so kind and helpful. We learned all about the fish, turtles, and mammals in Florida! 🌴🐢🐠🐟 #rookerybay
Photo by @carltonward // (6 of 8) Back on the other side of South Florida, near Naples, a roseate spoonbill forages in Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Preserve. The reserve includes nearly 110,000 acres of mangrove forest, uplands and protected waters, and is home to 150 species of birds. Populations of spoonbills and other wading birds that were decimated by plume hunters in the early 1900s have been able to rebound where their estuary habitats are protected. Please stay tuned the rest of today for more #FloridaWild.
#NatGeoTravelStories // Follow along this weekend as @mattmoyerphoto and @carltonward share photographs from their recent assignment in Florida.
Shot #onassignment for @natgeotravel in partnership with @visitflorida@sharealittlesunshine.#spoonbill#rookerybay