What’s your view of the creek?

Alligator Gar in Phillippi Creek

Diet: mostly fish but sometimes water fowl and small mammals
Habitat: they can adapt to various salinities from freshwater lakes to brackish creeks and bays along the Gulf of Mexico
Behavior: they float a few feet below the surface and wait for prey to swim within reach.
Did you know: the fossil record traces their existence to the early cretaceous over a hundred million years ago!

Eastern Screech Owlets

These owlets were born this summer in our mango tree and stuck around for a few months. We lost part of the tree in Irma – hopefully they still come back next spring! This is our third year having owlets hatch.