El Portal Gone to Birds, Indians

A visit to the hamlet of El Portal, just north of the City of Miami, is usually short and sweet, but for a recent Park Patrol column I spent a couple of afternoons there to soak in this village-wide bird sanctuary. After viewing the photos below, view the park review here.

These are the glasses mentioned in the article's opening.
These are the glasses mentioned in the article’s opening.
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Why did the peacock cross the road?
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The neighbors erected this Christmas tree on top of the ancient Indian mound.
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Peacock in a private front yard.
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The new mini park of Sherwood Forest.
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Even the village’s newsletter, the Peacock Express, is for the birds.
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The fountain in Sherwood Forest Park.
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