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Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

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A lined skink runs across the ground where there are leaves, twigs and moss surrounding it.

A lined skink runs across the ground where there are leaves, twigs and moss surrounding it.

A blue-tailed skink sits on a log. The body of the skink is in the shadows, and a patch of sunlight is shining on its head.

A blue-tailed skink sits on a log. The body of the skink is in the shadows, and a patch of sunlight is shining on its head.

The sunrise over Little Lake Johnson. It is foggy, so the outline of the lake, trees and sun is barely visible.

The sunrise over Little Lake Johnson. It is foggy, so the outline of the lake, trees and sun is barely visible.


Patterned butterfly with wings spread wide and a long thin tail is gathering nectar from a late summer flower blossom.

Patterned butterfly with wings spread wide and a long thin tail is gathering nectar from a late summer flower blossom.

Two female deer look toward the camera among thick sandhill vegetation.

Two female deer look toward the camera among thick sandhill vegetation.

Gold Head Branch. The stream is winding and there is a thin tree in the foreground. It is surrounded by green vegetation.

Gold Head Branch. The stream is winding and there is a thin tree in the foreground. It is surrounded by green vegetation.


On the remote shoreline of Pebble Lake, a twisted Live oak has a limb in the shape of a corkscrew.

On the remote shoreline of Pebble Lake, a twisted Live oak has a limb in the shape of a corkscrew.

Patterned butterfly with wings spread wide and short pointy twin tail, sits atop the spherical blossom of the Button Bush.

Patterned butterfly with wings spread wide and short pointy twin tail, sits atop the spherical blossom of the Button Bush.

Gold Head Branch. The tan sand on the bottom is visible through the water. It is lined with various trees, ferns and vegetation.

Gold Head Branch. The tan sand on the bottom is visible through the water. It is lined with various trees, ferns and vegetation.


A lined skink runs across the ground where there are leaves, twigs and moss surrounding it.

A lined skink runs across the ground where there are leaves, twigs and moss surrounding it.