Observing and Recognizing Local Wildlife
Due to its tropical climate and bountiful wetlands, Florida is home to a unique and diverse array of wildlife. This makes it the perfect place to observe a variety of different creatures, including the great egret, the West Indian manatee, the Florida red-bellied turtle, the nine-banded armadillo, and the marsh rabbit, just to name a few.
Viewing these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat is an activity that is enjoyed by people of all ages throughout the year. If someone is interested in doing so, here are some helpful tips to increase the chances of seeing some spectacular wildlife:
- Blend in with the environment by dressing in earth-toned or camouflaged clothing
- Do not wear any cologne, perfumes, or scented products before your wildlife viewing trip
- If possible, go at dusk or dawn, since this is when most animals are active and tend to feed
- Be sure to pack binoculars in case an animal or bird is spotted far off in the distance
- Move slowly and refrain from making any sudden movements that could scare off the animals
- Keep a respectful distance from all animals and never feed or bait them to come closer
These simple tips can help make any wildlife observation adventure a safer, more rewarding experience. Our apartments in Mount Dora, Florida are conveniently located near the Palm Island Park nature preserve and only a short drive from the Lake Apopka North Shore nature preserve, where local wildlife can be found year-round. To learn more about our great location and close proximity to natural parks, contact Veranda Apartment Homes today.