Lake Louisa Follow up – 5 Mile Road

When I wrote about Lake Louisa State Park a couple of weeks ago, I didn’t know about 5 Mile Road.  It’s just  across US 27 from the Park. When I did hear about it, I drove back over to take a look.

It’s a dirt road, and although a bit narrow it’s well maintained.  I didn’t have any problems with my car.  There are some interesting landscape views:

Views from 5 Mile Road #2
Views from 5 Mile Road #2

And some interesting wildlife views too:

Guarding the burrow
Guarding the burrow

I made these photos on May 21st.  One of my Flickr friends told me he visited the Burrowing Owl nest on the 26th and it looked abandoned.  That’s sad.  I’m not sure what happened.  Maybe the chicks fledged and flew off.  That’s what I want to believe anyway.

If you visit Lake Louisa, 5 Mile Road is worth checking out too.  You can find more photos from there in in this set on Flickr.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now, go make some photos!

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About Ed Rosack

I live in Central Florida and enjoy exploring the area. I'm interested in nature and wildlife photography - and many other things. I'm the chief reporter, lead writer, managing editor, main photographer, and publisher of the Central Florida Photo Ops website hosted at www.edrosack.com. You can also see more of my photos on my Flickr stream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/edrosack/

4 thoughts on “Lake Louisa Follow up – 5 Mile Road

  1. Great simplicity in the telling, and nicely thought-provoking too – how we invariably spot interesting views when we go somewhere new, being so focused on doing so (that landscape is wonderful, but could so easily have been passed by!) – and how we all love happy endings. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Rhona.

      I’ve seen Burrowing Owls before, but they were in south Florida, near Miami – quite far away from me. I was excited to find this pair close by and I hope nothing has happened to them.

      Ed

  2. I sure enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for helping learn fun places to try out for my humble photography. I read you turtle blog as well and have signed to go out with the wildlife patrol but we will not be allowed to take pictures. Your pictures were outstanding of the turtle and today`s blog as well.

    1. I’m really glad you enjoy it, Dorothy. And I’m very grateful you took the time to comment!

      You’ll really enjoy the Turtle walk – it’s truly awesome. It does seem like the photography policy varies quite a bit. I may have been lucky that the group I went with allowed it.

      Thanks again,
      Ed

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