Egyptian Goose…so beautiful!

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A native to Africa, South of the Sahara Desert, the Egyptian goose, is probably the most exotic goose species in the wild in Florida.

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Once the Egyptian goose has found a mate, it generally pairs for life www.sa-venues.com/wildlife/birds_egyptian_goose.htm

 

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Egyptian geese were considered sacred by the Ancient Egyptians and appear in much of their artwork. https://www.sa-venues.com/wildlife/birds_egyptian_goose.htm
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The Egyptian Goose is related to the shelduck, and is a cross between a duck and a goose. 

Wildlife along Lake Okeechobee 1

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Lake Okeechobee or “Big Waters” in Seminole language is not just rich in history but also in wildlife.

Cool facts …Double-crested Cormorant is only visible on adults during breeding season. The crests are white in cormorants from Alaska, and black in other regions. The oldest known Double-crested Cormorant was at least 22 years, 6 months old. http://www.allaboutbirds.com_MG_1201_MG_1188

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Berkeley Springs…

In 1776, Washington’s family and friends drew up a plat of 134 lots, named the streets, and incorporated “The Town of Bath” invoking the renowned English spa. Yet the magic of the springs prevailed, and the town and surrounding area are known around the world by their name  Berkeley Springs.



Bathing in the springs has been popular since before the days of George Washington.


The Berkeley Castle, an ancient fortress home to the Berkeley family since their ancestor, Robert Fitzharding,  in the late 12th Century.

Abandoned Florida

Henry Flagler’s railroad to Key West turned the remote island of Bahia Honda State Park Key into a tropical destination.

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The bridge was originally built between 1905 and 1912 by Henry Flagler as part of the Overseas Railroad
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It was intended to carry a single track of the Florida East Coast Railway across the Big Spanish Channel from Bahia Honda Key to Spanish Harbor Key.
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The bridge was damaged during the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. 
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The existing foundations were repaired and was converted to become part of the Overseas Highway in 1938