Today, Bob Pelkey and I visited the Bird Rookery Swamp Trail on C.R.E.W. property near Golden Gate in Collier County. We hiked a mile or two, enjoying the cool weather, the beauty of the swamp and the birds. There were lots of Northern Parulas, Great Crested Flycatchers, Red-shouldered Hawks, Swallow-tailed Kites, Purple Martins. White-eyed Vireos, Common Yellowthroats, Belted Kingfishers and the many expected waders species. Additional many species of butterflies, dragonflies and wildflowers added to the day.