Birds and ‘Gators and Lizards, Oh My!

I asked my friend Daisy to do a guest post for me. And guess what? She did! Well, I'll stop writing and let Daisy wow you with her awesome awesomeness. So here's Daisy!

"Hello, everyone! My name is Daisy the Curly Cat. When my friend Hannah Fanna asked me to do a guest post on her blog, I was very excited. I thought real hard, and decided that I would like to tell you about a special part of where I live in south Florida. Sometimes it is called the "River of Grass." Do you know what it is? If you guessed the Florida Everglades you are correct!

The Everglades is teaming with wildlife! I live less than a mile from the edge of the Florida Everglades! The red "X" marks where I live, and the edge of the Everglades is on the left. This means I am lucky enough to see many interesting birds and animals in my own backyard

Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States and is one of the largest wetlands in the world. The Florida Everglades is a large marshland ecosystem, with the main feature being sawgrass marsh. The water and sawgrass form a shallow river that is 100 miles long and 60 miles wide! There are also small islands of trees that are called hardwood hammocks and something called cypress swamps and pine rockland.

Here are just a few of the beautiful creatures I have seen in my very own backyard:

These birds are called White Ibis. It is a wading bird, and catches fish with its funny-looking curved beak. This bird is endangered.

Can you spot the alligator in this picture? He swims around in the lake behind my house.

Here is a lizard. There are many lizards living in my backyard. I think they look like tiny alligators!

This is a Wood Stork. I do not see this kind of bird very often, and they are also endangered.

Finally, here is a Great Blue Heron. This bird is the largest heron in North America and can have a six foot wingspan!

It is very important to protect our environment so wildlife can continue to survive. And remember to keep watching your own backyard, because you never know what you might see!"

Thank you Daisy. Ladies and gentlemen, let's give her a round of applause! Yay!


gemmak said...

Oh that's very interesting Daisy, I love where you live and all the exciting things in your backyard, I must visit sometime, it looks absolutely fabulous. I had no idea the everglades were soooo big! Mind out for those 'gators tho!

Country Cats said...

Yay Daisy makes a very good guest poster.

Daisy said...

It was fun doing a guest post on your blog!

Daisy, thank you for the education! You have some very interesting creatures so close to your home. Sometimes ducks come to my backyard, which is funny, because we don't have any water source for them to swim and play in. We named two who came regularly last summer, Fred and Ethel. They were fun to watch, but I'm a little bit sad because they stopped coming and I don't know where they went. I hope they are somewhere safe!

Luzinha said...

hi, Hanna! I usually visit Daisy every day and today I saw that she'll be here with you! I'm from Brazil and I love cats, but I have a poodle named Frederico too!

I'm impressed with so much beautiful things that she presents on this post! in the south of Rio Grande do Su - state that I live, there is a ecosystem named Reserva Ecológica do Taim. in this ecological reserve, there are several animals, like capybaras, alligators and many birds of passage come from the Patagonian. if you want, you can see more here in this link.

Now, I am your fan too, your blog is very cute!

kisses, Hanna, have a nice monday!

hi Hannah Fanna! We are regulars over at Daisy's place and we came to see her over here today---and discovered a great new place to come play! :)
From PB to Daisy--you haz alley-gators? you bees careful okay! i hear they eats kitties!!! but i likes your backyard and birdies. maybe mommy takes me to Ever Glades soon. we is close

Parker said...

That was a great post that Daisy did! I really enjoyed it.
It's very nice to meet you Hannah!

Keisha said...

Very nice work! :)

RJ Flamingo said...

Great post! As another South Florida girl, I double everything Daisy said.

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Alasandra said...

Hi Hannah, we are friends with Daisy and she sent us by. It is very nice to meet you.

It was cool learning more about the Everglades.

~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

Anonymous said...

Thank you for that wonderful introduction to the Everglades, Daisy. Now we'll know what to look for when we visit it!

Puglette said...

hi hannah! your blog is awesome! that is a great guest post by daisy the curly cat. she is a great friend to have. please come by and take a look at our silly doggies!

We came over to see Daisy's guest post, it was great, and found a cool place to visit! Hi Hanna, we poked around a little. Happy belated birthday! As our Gramma would say - Nine is fine!

jenianddean said...

Those are some amazing birds. It's no wonder you are always watching out back!

The Meezers said...

That was a great post!! it's nice to meet you Hannah!

Lux said...

That was very informative, Daisy (and a ltitle bit skeery with that alligator)!

Hi Hannah Fanna! Daisy was a great guest poster ... :)

The Furry Kids said...

We're friends with Daisy and we popped over here to see her guest post. It's nice to meet you Hannah Fanna!

sourpuss said...

An excellent guest post, but I'm not suprised. Daisy is a very smart kitty and I've learned all sorts of things from her.

Good post Daisy! Hello Hannah...thanks for asking Daisy to do a guest post. That alligator lurking just off shore is very scary!

Hi Hannah! Daisy did a very interesting post for your blog!

I like Daisy too and she sure did a nice post for you here! We have a big white cat that comes in our backyard sometimes.

Eduardo said...

Awesome guest post Daisy! Nice to meet you Hannah Fanna! My name is Eduardo! Feel free to visit my blog! Yours is nice!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

That is a great post by Daisy!!!!
She is a very smart cat, She shows us cool things in her neighbourhood on her blog :) I think it is scary to be close to alligators :o Good thing she is careful :)
Purrs Mickey

Black Cat said...

Hi Hannah! It's so nice to meet you. Happy (belated) 9th Birthday! You have an awesomely awesome blog here and Daisy did a great job as guest. I learnt a lot of interesting stuff. Daisy is a great friend. She knows stuff but she's fun with it!

I love your beret and new glasses. You're very pretty. Perhaps you could become a fashionister like Daisy! :) xxx

BeadedTail said...

That was a great, educational post Daisy! It was very nice of you to guest post on Hannah's wonderful blog

Thank you, Hanna and Daisy - that was a very interesting read. I enjoyed the photos very much. We have a blue heron that lives in a marsh near us. It's always a thrill to see him.

Thanks for stopping by my blog -
Grandmother Wren

Milo and Alfie said...

What a lovely post Daisy. We love the photos too.

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