Wednesday, June 24, 2015

More Wakulla Springs

This sign was near the swimming area at Wakulla Springs State Park. Yes people swim in the same water with the alligators I showed you yesterday, but no worries, the alligators know they are not allowed in the swimming area! We didn't see any manatees, but they live there too. Linking to signs, signs.

This Anhinga was standing on an old cypress stump drying his wings as we passed by on our boat ride down the river.

We also passed a Great Blue Heron and White Ibis toward the end of our boat ride. Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.

22 comments:

Lowell said...

Looks a lot like our Rainbow Springs! Great fun. And the gators only eat once a month, so nothing to be concerned about there!

Revrunner said...

That's certainly a "wild" place, Lois. :-)

biebkriebels said...

I wouldn't put a foot in that water!

Sharon Anck said...

Clearly, the people feel free to swim here but, I think I would just watch.

Karen S. said...

Oh goodness, a sign to take very seriously. Pretty pictures of the place too!

VP said...

All the gators eat the same day every month? If not, I see a problem here... Great bird pictures, bu the way!

TexWisGirl said...

love the birds just hanging around. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sounds like you are having so much fun with the grandchildren Lois, lucky you.. I'm not going in that water either :) :)

Lea said...

Lovely, especially the second one!

Tanya Breese said...

lol i just don't think i would feel good about having the kids swim with gators...but the manatees would be cool to swim with!

William Kendall said...

Swimming around gators? Depends on when they had their last meal.

The heron seems all business.

cieldequimper said...

Beautiful shots. I have yet to see a manatee!

RedPat said...

I saw the manatees at Homossasa Springs and there were wonderful! Such gentle creatures.

Marie C said...

Great area to enjoy the water, but interesting that the alligators and manatees are there too. I bet you wished you could have seen a manatee. Nice shots!

Halcyon said...

What do they mean, don't give us water? They live in water?
I used to live in Port St. Lucie and would go water skiing on the river. While waiting for the boat, the manatees would sometimes bump up to me and suck on my toes. They're sweet animals.

Taken For Granted said...

I would never count on gators knowing rules. Not sure the reptilian brain works that way. Interesting signs. At least there are still manatees around.

Rose said...

The Anhinga birds fascinate me! Maybe because we don't have them.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Loving the pictures and your Florida attitude!!! I wouldn't be afraid to swim there but I hope the alligators are ;>)

Mary Cromer said...

Oh how wonderful. I just saw a couple of these late last Winter when I visited my daughter in FL

Tom said...

WOW, up close and personal. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Jack said...

Fine captures of those big birds.

eileeninmd said...

Great captures of the Anhinga and the Heron! Enjoy your day and the week ahead!