This morning I hiked at Spring Hammock Preserve. There is a wide path down to the swamp, and then a boardwalk which ends at Lake Jesup, which is an ENORMOUS lake. I really love the boardwalk area, there is usually a lot of bird life, but sadly none today. At the end of the boardwalk I said "I feel like I'm going to look down at see an alligator"... well then I looked down, and RIGHT THERE was a huge alligator! You could see it's whole body out of the water, and it's head, right there but a foot from my feet!! Sorry I didn't take a photo, I left it alone pretty quick.
Here are some mushrooms from today's walk.