Blue Spring State Park

Manatees make their way up the St. Johns River to retreat to warm spring waters during the cooler winter months here in Florida.

When Jim and I were camping up here this week, there were nearly 50 (!) manatees basking in the spring!  Some other wildlife encounters included a bald eagle swooping down to catch a fish, twinkly-eyed spiders on the shower path and a noisy opossum rustling around outside our tent for a good portion of the evening ;)

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