We had a wonderful paddle today on the Silver River to celebrate Earth Day. We paddled slowly and saw many birds, turtles, gators and monkeys. Also a few late spring flowers.
Sorry the pictures are a little pixelated today – I had my camera on the wrong settings.
Beautiful clear waters near the head spring
Florida Gar (Lepisosteus platyrhincus) or a Spotted Gar (Lepisosteus oculatus). About 3 feet long.
Rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) getting a drink on a hot day
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
Close up of Cardinal Flower
Gator meets Cooter
Little gator – about 3 foot. You can still see some yellow stripes on tail.
Male and female Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
Female Wood Duck with babies
Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata)