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"Land snorkeling is taking the time to savor aspects of nature we ordinarily don’t see or pay attention to. Land snorkelers wander thru nature with no intention of hiking to a destination. One contemplates what we find in nature and explores every possible connection with all parts of our natural world. Each blade of grass, rock, or creature has some connection to us. We ask questions looking at nature and find out what that connection might be – we develop our cognitive and abstract muscles to solve the problem. We have fun doing it. It helps us to think. Our imagination and creativity is enhanced and richens our lives in a healthy and productive way. It’s free and it’s fun."On this trip to Saint Simon's Island we spent much of our time Land Snorkleing (and relaxing on the screen porch) We wandered aimlessly without a map or agenda. We stumbled upon many treasures and had some wonderful moments of being in touch with nature. We found Harris Neck National Wildlife Preserve where we saw hundreds of nesting wood storks and had the thrill of seeing our first ever Painted Bunting!
|A Painted Bunting....Too far for my camera's zoom!|
|Looking up into the Live Oaks|
|A treasure on the ground...Broad Head Skink|
If you are intrigued by the idea of Land Snorkeling have a look at the website and blog HERE.