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Blue Springs State Park Visit

barlow46barlow46 Posts: 312 Deckhand
Took some friends from Michigan over to Blue Springs State Park yesterday and took a ride on the "tourist boat". Turned out to be a good thing to do. Many of Florida's greatest resources decided that yesterday was the day to come out and sun and enjoy the warm weather. In addition to the pics I am posting, we saw Heron's nesting high in the trees, wild turkeys doing their mating thing, manatees leaving the springs for the St. Johns and of course the "tourist pleaser" our Gators. Glad I took the tour as I learned quite a bit about the old St. Johns river course that was straightened out by the Corps of Engineers many years back. We took it and I plan on taking my boat over again and doing some discovery on my own. Weather is perfect right now to see quite a bit of activity and highly recommend a visit especially if you have visitors down. Cost $6 a carload to get into the park and if you go online, as a senior (60) you get the 2 hr. boat tour for $19. Also some great photo ops on the walk up to the "boil". Took over 200 shots...here are a few.
East Coast Florida

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  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    the last one with the sand hill crane crane is pretty good...
    it's kind of cool how it is composed with just the head and neck sticking out over the vegitation....

    tim
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  • TumbleweedTomTumbleweedTom Posts: 1,987 Officer
    the last one with the sand hill crane crane is pretty good...
    it's kind of cool how it is composed with just the head and neck sticking out over the vegitation....

    tim

    It is cool. The 'vegetation' is dichondra. When I first looked at it I thought to myself.., he's in trouble. Sandhill cranes don't have webbed feet and several were actually rescued (think of the $$) by FWC that had sunk in the 'vegetation' at Orange Lake. Dichodra needs wet.., but firm ground generally.

    Opps.., sorry to get 'horticultural'.
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