Below are a few pictures from the woods that give some idea of what is out there, though obviously there is no guarantee what of consequence you might see.
A conservation success! Mother and 3 cubs. Lots of black bears in the woods, though they are very secretive.
The wild azaleas get very big...........
Up close of wild azaleas. Look more like honeysuckle on a bush than their domesticated brothers. And they smell good!!
Spring Fed Creek..............
A swamp drainage creek. Note the difference in the water from the spring fed creek.
Spotted turtle.....arguably Florida's most attractive.
Pygmy Rattler in a blackberry bush.
Baby Gopher....up close. Habitat enhancement helps produce these!
Female Spotted Turtle.......
Disturbed and defensive cottonmouth..........after the picture he was left unharmed.
Wild Blueberries..................
Wild blueberries.......one of a number of species of Vaccinium on Wetland Preserve......
Wild Blueberry Pie to be......a morning's pickin'..........
Pitcher Plants in bloom........insect eaters........
Giant Cypress.....over 23 feet in circumference.........one of Florida's largest.
Lookin' up into the giant cypress...........