The red-eared sliders were still sunning themselves beside the water feature.
On the deck, we encountered Gerry and Rose Ann from Michigan who were just starting a tour of the boardwalk themselves. Rose Ann volunteers at the Birding Center and leads tours.
First she pointed out that these white butterflies were called Great Southern White Butterflies. They LOVE the plants in the butterfly garden and expecially these bottlebrush plants.
Rose Ann took me around to the butterfly garden to show me the monarch butterfly larvae that were on the Texas milkweed.
At the next bird blind we heard this coot making clicking noises with its beak. Basically it was slamming its beak shut repeatedly - probably as some kind of signal or communication with another nearby coot. I had never really noticed the black spot on its white beak before.
Before we knew it, it was 6:30 - time to go back to the condo for dinner.
I suspect we'll be going out multiple times in the last few days we have left here.