Just to be able to walk around the alluring house and grounds would be gratifying in itself, but I also get to be surrounded by the birds and nature that I so love.
|Walkway to house.|
|Quinta Mazatlan built in the 1930's|
I get greeted by the Plain Chachalacas as I'm putting out the bird seed and the suet and oranges for the day.
A Great Kiskadee waits impatiently for me to finish.
I travel through the park and as I get to the second feeding station I see our resident Javelina watching me.
I then see this Eastern Cottontail enjoying a breakfast of Night Blooming Cereus
On another day, John, our staff naturalist, introduces me to a new bug,
It's a Flag-footed bug. This beautiful insect has what looks like flags at the end of it's feet, which it uses to create a diversion when confronted by a predator. It is only fund here in the US in Southern Texas.
Each day is a learning experience as I'm surrounded by people willing to tell me about the plants, bugs, and other natural wonders of Quinta Mazatlan and the unique Rio Grande Valley.