It's all about the wildlife!

The more you look the more you see! Today we celebrated several things; Memorial Day, a Birthday and we did so kayaking with Mother Nature. Just as we started our tour of the St Johns River and Blue Springs we spotted a sunning Alligator perched on the river bank. The next critter in view was a Wood Stork dancing around at the shoreline looking for food. In 1984 Wood Storks were placed on the "endangered" species list and it's nice to know that their status has improved. The Limpkins were calling to each other, Great Blue Herons, Little Blue Herons, Green and Tri-colored Herons were all part of our outdoor movie today as were Red-bellied Turtles with youngsters, Great and Snowy Egrets, White Ibis and Moorhens. 
As we kayaked into the clear waters of Blue Springs State Park a Boat-tailed Grackle was chasing an Osprey around. Longnose Garfish were plentiful in the springs, Tilapia, Bass and Grass Carp were as well. We saw our first Scarlet Hibiscus of the season blooming and the Bastard Indigo, Button Bush and Spatterdock blooms threw colors man can't even think of reproducing. What a great crew to kayak with, we had an awesome day and it's all about the wildlife!    

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