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The Villages
Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Dry Pond At Hogeye Pathway In The Villages

The large pond at Hogeye Pathway in The Villages has been drying up in recent days. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Baby Wild Turkey In Tree Behind The Village Of Bradford

This baby wild turkey, also known as a poult, was spotted hanging out in a tree on the trail behind the Village of Bradford. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!

Lake Sumter At Dusk

Lake Sumter is full of activity, even at dusk. Thanks to Bob Tracey for sharing!

Alligator With Fish Breakfast In The Village Of Bradford

This alligator was chomping away on his fish breakfast in the early morning in a pond in the Village of Bradford. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Red-Shouldered Hawk Lands On Ground Near Hogeye Pathway

This red-shouldered hawk came in for a soft-landing on the ground near Hogeye Pathway. Thanks to Christine Wildemuth for sharing!

Pair Of Barred Owls Telling Secrets At Fenney Nature Trail

These barred owls seemed to be sharing secrets while perched in a tree above the Fenney Nature Trail. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing!

Black-Bellied Whistling Duck Flying Over Pond In The Village Of Fenney

This black-bellied whistling ducks flew just above the water of a pond in the Village of Fenney. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!

Atlas V Rocket Launch As Seen From Lake Miona In The Villages

Check out this view of Thursday morning's Atlas V rocket launch as seen from Lake Miona in The Villages. The rocket is carrying the SBIRS GEO 6 missile early warning satellite into orbit. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Mallard Ducklings Hiding In The Grass At Sunrise In The Villages

These mallard ducklings were hiding in the grass when the sun began to rise over The Villages. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing!

Roseate Spoonbill Posing Behind Lake Deaton Plaza In The Villages

A Roseate spoonbill posed for a photo behind Lake Deaton Plaza in The Villages. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!

Alligator Going For Swim In The Village Of Collier

This alligator was headed into the water to take a swim in the Village of Collier. Thanks to Cindy Farkus for sharing!

Gorgeous Sunrise At Nancy Lopez Country Club

Another morning means another gorgeous sunrise over Nancy Lopez Country Club. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Great Blue Heron With Armored Catfish Breakfast At Hogeye Pathway

This great blue heron was about to swallow an armored catfish breakfast at Hogeye Pathway in The Villages. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!

Majestic Oak On Hogeye Pathway In The Villages

This majestic live oak tree provides a shady place to escape the hot summer sun while on the Hogeye Pathway in The Villages. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Bald Eagle Flying Over Churchill Greens Executive Golf Course In The Villages

This bald eagle was flying low over the Churchill Greens Executive Golf Course in The Villages carrying its recent catch. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Beautiful Sunrise From Porch In The Villages

Enjoy this beautiful sunrise view from a porch in The Villages. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing!

Alligator Watching Trail Behind The Village Of Bradford

This alligator was peering out of the water and watching users of the trail behind the Village of Bradford. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!

Homestead Recreation Center In The Villages Nature View

The new Homestead Recreation Center in The Villages offers amazing views of nature, like in this photo taken about an hour before dusk. Thanks to Dennis Tobin for sharing!

Sandhill Cranes Performing A Happy Dance On Hogeye Pathway

These sandhill cranes were performing a happy dance to greet another beautiful summer morning on Hogeye Pathway. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Pair Of House Finches Visiting Butterfly Garden At The Lake Deaton United Methodist Church

This pair of house finches were perched on a fence at the "Flutterby Garden" located on the grounds of the Lake Deaton United Methodist Church. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing!

Snowy Egret And Alligator On Trail Behind Village Of Bradford

This snowy egret was spotted with an alligator lurking in the background on the trail behind the Village of Bradford. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!

Beautiful Picnic Area Next To Fenney Nature Trail In The Villages

This gorgeous picnic area next to Fenney Nature Trail in The Villages is a great spot to enjoy some of Florida's natural beauty. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!

Red-Shouldered Hawk Resting On Dead Tree Behind The Village Of Bradford

This red-shouldered hawk was resting on a dead tree on the trail behind the Village of Bradford. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!

Anhinga Drying Off After Dip In Lake Sumter

This beautiful anhinga was drying off after an early morning dip in Lake Sumter. Thanks to Julie Walfield for sharing!