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Nine-banded Armadillo

Nine-banded Armadillo

White-tailed Deer; Nine-banded Armadillos; a Juvenile Little Blue Heron; a Great Egret; a Double-crested Cormorant, a chatty Red-bellied Woodpecker, and an enormous migratory flock of Turkey Vultures were spotted at the lovely Manatee Springs State Park near Chiefland, Florida on November 8, 2016.  Sorry to say, I did not see a single Manatee.  I think it is probably too early in the season for Manatee sightings here.

This beautiful little Florida State Park is on the shoreline of the Manatee Spring and also the Suwanee River.  There is a very nice campground and the park also has a canoe and Kayak rental program also with a nice launch area and small concession stand restaurant.  People may swim in the 72 degree spring but there is no lifeguard service.  I chose not to swim as it was too cool for that.  I will conclude my series about this park on Monday with my next post.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Cypress Tree "Knees"

Cypress Tree “Knees”

 

The Suwanee River

The Suwanee River

White-tailed Deer

White-tailed Deer

Manatee Spring

Manatee Spring

Comments on: "Manatee Springs State Park, Part 1" (6)

  1. beautiful sightings / sights even without a manatee.

  2. Great pictures! That’s a lot of wildlife!

    • Hi Montucky, Thanks! That is something I have noticed about the South and Florida especially – there are a lot of animals and birds around (must be the rural nature of the place and climate). Have a fantastic weekend!

  3. Hello, it is a pretty place. I love the color of the spring water. The armadillo is cool. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

    • Hi Eileen, FYI I have noticed that Florida’s State Parks seem quite nice compared with California and other states. Clean facilities and nice people with plenty to see and do. Winner! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for your always appreciated comments.

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