Monthly Archives: August 2011

Benefit Car Show

The Punta Gorda Historical Society is raising funds to move a house to our history park for use as a hands on museum for kids.  The local chapter of the  Veteran Motor Car Club of America kindly sponsored a car show … Continue reading

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Spider Lily – Hymenocallis liriosme

On the same trip to Ponce Park that I saw the spider webs in Spider Love I also found some Spider lilies on the shoreline in full bloom.  You don’t usually get to see them looking this good since the … Continue reading

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Spider Love

A couple of weeks ago on the Ponce de Leon Park Nature Path, I happened across some fine examples of spider love.  These orb weavers ( I believe they are Venusta Orchard Spiders – Leucauge venusta) typically spin a classic spiral web … Continue reading

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Hathaway Park Wildflowers

During the visit I reported on yesterday, I also admired the flowers that the recent rains had brought out.  The growing season is in full swing and some of the plants are already setting seeds for next year.  Here is … Continue reading

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A recent visit to Hathaway Park

Hathaway Park is a small park on Shell Creek.  It has two entrances on Washington Loop Road off US-17 in Punta Gorda FL.  With the recent heat, and rain, I haven’t had a lot of bird or animal activity to … Continue reading

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Babcock-Webb WMA after the rains

I hadn’t been to Babcock-Webb WMA outside of Punta Gorda for a few weeks. The high temperatures were keeping most of the critters down for the day. We have been having some rain lately and the mornings are a little … Continue reading

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