On the Road: Maymont, Part 2 {Central Virginia Photographer}

Throughout the 100-acre Maymont Park is a wildlife sanctuary. This was part of what I was most interested in seeing!! We didn’t go see the children’s farm (we live in the country with all sorts of livestock around us…we passed on it.

So, what did we see?

This pretty black bear had just gone for a swim and you can see the pollen from the pond making a ring on his black fur!

Did you know eagles blink? They have an inner eyelid that they can blink but that they can still see through as they hunt for prey and predators! Check the next three shots!

Red-tailed hawk

Red-shouldered hawk

Cooper’s hawk

Great Horned Owl

Barred Owl (both of these had injuries to their eyes)

What a sweetie fox! It must have been near feeding time. He kept carrying this leaf and pacing.

We also saw some less-than-wild wildlife, like this skink (not sure of the type) we saw on the bridge

and … this groundhog

Maymont Park is free to explore! I highly recommend it for kids of all ages!

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