The road leaving the manor house at Magnolia Plantation passes a large garden pond. Being part swamp Cypress grow here, large cane, reeds, and of course flowers bloom along the edges.
There is a river and large marshlands behind the manor that is filled with wildlife. This pond is a great place for them to visit.
Herons walk and fish here often. The people touring this plantation get an extra treat at times.
Half the time people are so busy with the large birds they miss another local swim by.
The other visitor hiding under the water doesn’t want to bring any attention to themselves anyway.