I just drove through one of our local wildlife management areas with my son. It was cloudy and relatively cool for a June afternoon, thanks to off and on showers. As we entered the gate, I told him," I'm probably gonna' regret not grabbing my camera".
Sure enough, the wildlife was practically jumping in the Jeep and the light was great. There were great blue herons, little blue herons, snowy egrets, and common egrets. Then there was a wild hog who stood in a creek and looked at us for awhile (easy picture) before slowly walking into the palmettos.
Around another corner, and a big black racer is sunning in the middle of the dirt road. Next, a family of wild hogs crosses in front of us, 2 adults and 3 really small piglets. A short while later we spotted a very young gator perched on a log above the water, this was followed by 2 really big gators laying on the banks of the roadside ditch.
I'm not even going to mention the multitude of wildflowers and how they glowed in the soft post-rain light.