Bollig Design

Wild Florida

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

Northern Shoveler

A coat of many colors, the Northern Shoveler stands out with its patchwork attire. They can be seen in large groups of Ringed Necks and American Coots.

That's A Mouth Full

The Cormorant is one of two birds that hunts for fish by swimming under the water. They have long necks and hooked yellow bills. They are often seen perched on branches overlooking the water.

Junk Yard Dog

Protruding bones called "scute" on this alligator's back make it look like he is wearing a dog collar, one typically seen on a guard dog.

Northern Harrier Hawk

The Northern Harrier Hawk is a regular visitor to Lake Apopka Wildlife Trail. They can be seen circling over the marsh above the reeds, occasionally diving below the reed line. These hawks are st...

Sora

The Sora is a very secretive brown and gray marsh bird and to get a photo is a true achievement. The Sora forages quietly at the base of reeds in the wetlands. If startled it will bolt into the r...

Eastern Pondhawk

The Eastern Pondhawk can be seen throughout the summer along the length of "the drive".  They eat small and large insects including other dragonflies.

Pretty in Purple

Without a doubt the Purple Gallinule is one of the most beautiful resident on "the drive". If a Purple Gallinule is foraging next to the road, it will attract a crowd. Being one of the most beaut...

One Nervous Bird

It is unusual to see a Green Heron looking up into the sky; usually, this bird is perched on a branch looking into the water for its next meal. On this day he was observed nervously looking up at...

Striking Pattern

The Red Shouldered Hawk is a bird with one of the most striking patterns of any bird. Looking at the Red Shouldered Hawk as he soars overhead you can see the graphic detail in his feathers.