This is ‘green soupy muck’ time in the swamps.
The end of summer, into our semi-fall weather, is when the last big growth of algae and water plants happens. Any swamp areas are now covered in green stuff, you might not realize there is even water there.
Alligators are completely unaware of the muck. Above shows one laying right in some. Yesterday I spotted the ‘back end’ of an Alligator nearby, but his head was hidden in a green plant wig.
As long as the days get sun and heat up to 78 degrees (25.5 C) this soup will thrive.