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
it's kind of cool how it is composed with just the head and neck sticking out over the vegitation....
The Real White Dog
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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'.
Cain't help it. Genes....
Now, back to topic.