We saw a startling number of birds! water birds, wading birds, hawks, small birds, cranes, and even a female Vermilion Flycatcher (very rare for this area). The herd of wild horses was visible nearby.
|Little Blue Heron|
It was the perfect day..... the water levels are high, the prairie was in bloom with Prairie Marigolds and Pickerel Weed and the gators were able to spread out all over the wetlands - including up on the trail.
and there were lots and lots and lots of alligators out sunning themselves. Some areas along the trail had been fenced off because the trail was nearly level with the water, and the gators!