Anhingas, Monarch Butterflies, Turtles, and Anole Lizards were all spotted at the very lovely Fenney Springs Nature Trail along the springs on the boardwalk. Such a lovely spot! I have also spotted egrets, a Great Blue Heron, and songbirds on previous visits. One lady mentioned she had seen a small alligator previously there at the springs (there is a pond nearby).
The area is next to a new regional community recreation center and park in the newer area of The Villages. The developer has taken care to leave a lot of natural area within the subdivision. I enjoy visiting this beautiful and oh-so-serene spot under large Live Oaks. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!