Monthly Archives: March 2018

St Augustine Alligator Farm

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The beautiful courtship display of the Great Egret.

We visited the St Augustine Alligator Farm which is one of the oldest zoos in America, having been founded in 1893.  This is a fun little attraction at any time, but in the spring it becomes spectacular when the rookery comes alive with thousands of mating birds. Native herons, egrets, ibis, spoonbills and woodstorks seek the security of the alligator swamp to roost and raise their young because the alligators swimming below keep the tree climbing predators at bay.  Continue reading