Have you heard of the Muddy Creek Wetlands Management Area? If not, check out my previous post here for an introduction. My family and I enjoy going out and enjoying nature at Muddy Creek while getting some exercise. If you are in the Mobile, AL area, I highly suggest you check it out.
Conditions at Muddy Creek
This visit, we were fortunate that it was both warm (70’s F… welcome to winter in the south…) and it had rained in the past week or so. There was actually water in Muddy Creek. My wife told me the first time they went, they saw a water snake. I can only assume it was a water moccasin which I really, REALLY, don’t like (they creep me out). These snakes have, in the past, caused me to run screaming like a little girl. Well, I guess I didn’t really scream… I needed all the oxygen to escape. Anyway, I am much better now.
I would have liked to have a picture of a killer snake but no water moccasins this time. We did see a small green snake that practically posed for pictures. I try to take as many pictures as I can to both have a visual record of our trip and practice my photography skills. Often there are interesting examples of wildlife to enjoy but alas, no armadillos were seen at this time, Type I or otherwise. There were also some really cool fungi growing on trees. Made for some nice pictures. [Read more…]