Friday, January 8, 2010

Butterflies, Devils and Gators

Yesterday we went up to Gainesville to the Florida Natural History Museum to see the Butterfly Rainforest but the butterflies were not out because it was not warm enough. We saw the labs that they work in to help the butterflies from their larva state to the time their wings dry out. There was enough other exhibits in the museum of Florida past & present to keep us busy for awhile. The tour book said one hour minimum but we were there about two and a half hours.

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In the afternoon we went to the Devil’s Millhopper Geological Park which is just north of Gainesville. It has a sinkhole that is 120 feet deep and 500 feet across. You can walk down a 232 step wooden walkway that descends to the bottom. Then we took a half-mile walk around the top.




This is one of the many small waterfalls that go to the bottom.IMG_0230

Here you can see it go into the ground.IMG_0235

This is a picture of Flo resting on hike around sinkhole.

Went we got done we wanted to go out to eat. Jerry asked me were I wanted to go so I told him that on Thursday's it was all you can of fish at Gator Joe’s. So we went all the way down to Lake Weir to Gator Joe’s.IMG_0238 IMG_0239 IMG_0242 IMG_0240 IMG_0243

It is an interesting place. Lake Weir is a small Lake southeast of Belleveiw. The picture of the sunset was taken thru a window so there are soon background lights in picture. Until tomorrow…

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