Kayaking relatively late in the evening - 5:45 to 7:45 - was a most pleasant experience. Since I was alone (Theresa was with the P&P group), I stayed in the open areas instead of paddling through the abundant cypress. Alligators were croaking, but thankfully I never saw any. Being alone and mostly floating, I was able to get pretty close to the wildlife. A great experience!
|Charming sign in the lake. Many people hate that the lake has become so touristy,|
but it doesn't bother me.
|American Lotus or Yellow Lotus|
|Male Anhinga drying his wings.|
|Male Anhinga vocalizing.|
|Juvenile Little Blue Heron eating grub worms from the lily pads.|
|Female Red-winged Blackbird trying to scare me away or warn the others.|