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Guana Wildlife Area

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This is the Guana Wildlife Management Area near St. Augustine, Florida along the Coastal Highway, A-1-A.  There is an education center that I did not go to, and a number of hiking trails through the forested areas.  Most of the area that I could see was the area of the Guana River marshes.  There are apparently Alligators and Manatees there at the marsh but I did not see these while I was there.

I did see a lot of people having big success fishing from the shore near the parking lot.  I also saw a few Snowy Egrets, a lot of Grackles, several Terns and Gulls, and a magnificent Osprey (Friday’s blog post here).  The area is posted with warnings about how Alligators can be dangerous to those wading along the shore.  I did see a couple of younger men standing in the shallow area of the river while fishing, but thankfully for them, no Alligators were around.  I hope to get back to see more of this beautiful large marsh park.  I took these pictures on Sept. 11, 2013.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger pictures.  Enjoy!

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