First Spot Of The Day

First Spot Of The Day

This was the first time at these wetlands so we had no idea where to start. So, saw a marsh, walked over, and so much happening we probably missed half of it.

I know we almost walked by Sandhill Cranes again.

First Spot Of The Day
First Spot Of The Day

The vegetation was very different from our usual spots. In both shots, Cranes above and Tricolored below, you can see how birds of all sizes just blend in.

First Spot Of The Day
First Spot Of The Day

If you’re pink neon though it’s more difficult to be invisible.

First Spot Of The Day
First Spot Of The Day

The Great Blue found some tall plants to work in. He was invisible without even trying.

First Spot Of The Day
First Spot Of The Day

The Orlando wetlands has 20 miles of trails, one single trail loop around is 7.5 miles. A lake trail, around just one of the many here, is 3.7 miles long. Obviously it’s big.

The wetlands takes clean treated water from distant Orlando and feeds miles of marsh. The water evaporates, or runs off into the St. Johns river. The wildlife preserve was not anticipated at first (we bumped into the property manager). Native plants came in first followed by every local species, bird, reptile, and mammal, that Florida has.

And of course there are a few thousand Alligators.

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