Gardendipity's Florida Friendly Garden in West Central Florida

Welcome to my West Central Florida Garden!

These are my adventures as I try to create a Florida Friendly garden. It's a lot of trial and error, but I'm having fun with the process. Our garden is designed to attract butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and of course our regular Florida birds and wildlife. Thanks for dropping by, I hope you get some ideas for your own garden here!


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Birds of a feather flock together

Look who flew in to help me inaugurate my new blog!

Each year around this time, migrating birds begin dropping in to feast on the talapia in the pond beside our home. I happened to look out my window just in time to see these pink Roseatte Spoonbills on the far bank. By the time I grabbed my camera and made it outside to take a picture, this flock of American White Pelicans had just swooped in to join the party. The pelicans have been visiting the pond every day for about a week.

The bird that is poking his head up from the water (with just his head and neck showing) is an anhinga, which is a year-round neighbor of ours. They dive in and swim around underwater to catch the fish. This one was just coming up for air.

Our resident great blue heron, guarding his territory, flew across the pond and landed right beside the Roseatte Spoonbills, startling them and causing them to raise their beautiful wings in protest.


  1. What a BEAUTIFUL piece pf property you live on! Welcome to the blog world my daughter has to help me all the time because computers are not my thing. I just went a week and forgot how to log in. I am much better in the garden. Janice AKA pumpkin

  2. Thanks Janice! My husband has been blogging much longer than I have and he's trying to help me. Since it rained all day and I couldn't go out and play in the garden, I used the time to try to figure out the blogging world a little bit better.

    Thanks for the encouragement!


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