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Discovering the Wildlife of the St Johns River and Blue Spring State Park

Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc

Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc

Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc

Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc

Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc

Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc

Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc

Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc

Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc

Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc

Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc
As we kayaked around the island we could hear the Limpkins calling to each other. I believe the Limpkins were the bird of the day. The White Ibis was rooting around in the river bank, the Great Blue Heron was staring at the St Johns River waiting for a Minnow and the Tri-Colored Herons were dancing in the reeds. The Great Egret behind the Snowy Egret made for a contrasting scene and we got to see a few large Gators. Then the Purple Gallinule showed up! This is about the time I got to thinking “we’re kayaking in the middle of a wildlife odyssey” and the fly-by of the Swallow-tailed Kite put the icing on the cake.

Heading toward the spring run we found a Male Anhinga all decked out with his emerald green eye just hoping a female would show herself. The Button Bush is blooming now and the Giant Apple Snails are laying eggs. In the clear waters of Blue Spring State Park we could see Longnose and Spotted Garfish in great numbers along with Grass Carp, Bass and Bream. The Bald Eagle was preening in the top of the highest Cypress Tree and Ospreys were keeping an eye out for a bite to eat as well. It was a beautiful day to be kayaking on the St Johns River with friends, family and Mother Nature’s jewels.   

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