Long post, with lots of pictures, 39 to be exact!!
A pretty sunrise to wake-up to! (picture taken by Daddy)
First we walked around a bit while we waited for the time to come for the boat ride. While we were on the boat ride we saw LOTS of Birds, Turtles, and we saw...
56 Alligators in all!!!! :-).
Here is a little bit about Blue Springs State Park:
“Blue springs is designated an official state natural feature.
It is the largest spring on the St. John’s river.
Each day, about 100 million gallons flow from the spring to the river between the evergreen banks of Blue Springs Run.
In winter, manatees move out of the cold St. John’s into the warm 72 F water of the Run.
The clarity of the spring water allows people to view, without disturbing this unique gathering of endangered species.”
After the boat ride we ate our picnic lunch (sandwiches and chips :-))
after we ate we walked around some more.
Then we watched a short movie about Manatees, then we left.
(aka 'The Snake Birds' 'cause they swim under water to catch there fish and when they stick there heads up out if the water they look like snakes)
A small flock of White Ibis,
A young Great Blue Heron,
A large fallen tree,
A young gator,
Three young gators,
A male Anhinga,
A Great Blue Heron,
Another small flock of Ibis,
species, and we saw 2 or 3 of them ;-),