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... birds, turtles and fish. Did several walks, all well sign-posted with info signs. All very regimented compared to tracks in Aussie National Parks.
The Everglades is threatened by the fact that the areas north are taking too much water for cities and irrigation; not enough left to provide for the flooded habitats of the Everglades, hence lessening bird populations and an almost extinct Florida panther.
We finally ...
... we decided to get back in the car hit a grocery store for snacks. Next stop was Dagney Johnson State Park. We were so focused we forgot to have fun this morning. At least the focus paid off with a AM REDSTART, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, and CAPE MAY WARBLER. We also ticked the first Florida specialty - WHITE-CROWNED PIGEON. While we were walking Dagney - we ran into a couple that told us they saw a black-whiskered vireo ...
Been exploring the Everglades with
friends – the water levels are high (perhaps the diversionary
efforts are starting to pay dividends). Cindy, Bogie and I are also
using a park canoe to explore Florida Bay; low tide brings thousands
of birds to the flats to scavenge.
Paddled to ...
... returning something to a former, better state. Guy Bradley demonstrated his true and better state veering away from the profitable path of plume hunting to paying the ultimate sacrifice for the protection of plumes.
Upon our return from the boat excursion, we spot a family of Manatees in the marina and are treated to some wonderful views of baby Manatee swimming near the surface and larger ones breaching the surface with their large snouts. Also near the marina ...
... 8221; the debris and pack it all back into the truck. I think we took a third of the ocean water and half of the beach with us. Eventually we ended up just throwing it all in, tying the tarp over it and calling it good. We were “packed” and gone before 9am and started driving north. We had booked at 3-hour snorkeling cruise at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park for that morning; needless to say the cruise was cancelled as the visibility was probably around 2 inches, ...