The Swamp Comes Alive in Spring

The weather was pleasantly cool and breezy; a good day for day-hiking. Since many trails in northeastern Florida remain flooded, I opted to walk the elevated trails at Sweetwater Wetlands. Water levels being high, the park’s dry basins had filled. Alligators of all sizes took advantage of the expanded habitat. One young gator amused visitorsContinue reading “The Swamp Comes Alive in Spring”

Sweetwater Wetlands Park in Gainesville, FL

I visited Sweetwater Wetlands Park (Gainesville, Florida) early in the morning, and the experience was magical. The sun was rising over colorful marshland, and there were birds everywhere. There were only a few birders at the location and a single jogger. The two slide-shows below are from this particular outing. Two weeks later, however, theContinue reading “Sweetwater Wetlands Park in Gainesville, FL”