To the left (in blue), we have the great blue heron preening itself. Towards the center of the photo (in orange), we have a group of coastal cooters catching some rays. Up on the bank to the right (in green), we have a very well hidden American alligator. And all throughout the blue waters, right beneath the surface (in black) we have a number of Florida manatees.
|Pseudemys concinna floridana|
|Trichechus manatus latriosstris|
I was truly amazed at the amount of biodiversity present at Blue Spring State Park. The manatees that spend the winter months in the spring are the big attraction for many, but I was pleased to have encounters with a number of other plants and animals. I'll be sure to talk about some of them very soon!