One of my favorite outdoor activities is a good long nature walk mixed with nature watching. When I was young and live in the middle of the piney woods; I would take these walks often. I’d also put my imagination to work dreaming up stories (and narratives) for many of the animals and birds I’d come across. Oh, the good ol’ days.

But what I never think about is nature watching…me. Our latest Photo of the Month photo captures this moment during a walk in the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge. Jennifer Carrera snapped this photo. Can you see what’s watching her?

“I was out exploring and walking along in the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge. I looked down and saw two eyes peeking up at me. You cannot see them because they are disguised by the tall grass. At every turn I took I saw those eyes coming from multiple alligators, I laughed and found it quite entertaining. Being from Arizona, I see eyes of a different kind looking at me, like the eyes of lizards and snakes.”

Great photo, Jennifer! It’s a creative reminder that we should all be prepared to be watched by nature as we enjoy our outdoor adventures. I wonder what kind of stories these animals tell about us.

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