Bird and Memory Preserves - Reader Spotlight Story February 28 2017, 0 Comments

This picture was submitted by Marshall Mills and I think the story will touch your heart. Scroll down below to read about this special place. 



This picture was taken at Powell Creek Preserve, Fort Myers, Florida. You know Florida, where they steal all the sunshine and warmth for themselves during the winter months. The picture features a number of water fowl like the Wood stork, Great egrets, a blue heron and I think I saw some kind of young duck or goose with my own eyes or Waldo as I like to refer to it.

This is a walk that Marshall takes every day and he considers each day special. The day he sent this to me, he saw a juvenile bald eagle swoop down and take a frog that one of the egrets had just caught. I don't know about you but when I think of Florida, this isn't the animal scene I had pictured in my mind. I like it!

But there's something else that makes this walk special for Marshall and I'm just going to copy and paste his answer here for you to read. "Just over a year ago, I started going here nearly every day for my lunchtime walk. After eating, it is a 1.5 mile loop and always get to see some wildlife in the form of water fowl and turtles and such. It is called Powell Creek Preserve and there is an Earth cache that brought me there to start nearly two years ago. Having lost my wife of 18 years tragically, I have also found a lot of solitude at this place, and several days I find myself grieving along my walk. Deep breaths before going back to finish the day at work! Much Love and Happy Days!"

Marshall, thank you for sharing your story. I hope this place continues to bring you many more special moments and solace.