Boating the Silver River May 27, 2014

The day after a long holiday is a perfect time to do some boating on the Silver River. We pretty much had the place to ourselves and there was lots to see too. The young Wood Ducks were out swimming with their Mom, the Moorhen had her chick out playing and the Limpkin was in the Water Hemlock teaching hers how to hunt for Apple Snails. We saw 4 Brown Water Snakes out sunning, they sure are pretty. The Monkeys were out too, we got to see about 20 of them. On the way back to the boat launch we came upon a Mom Wood Duck and several babies on a mat of vegetation and Duck Weed. There was a Gator just a few feet away...we watched as she steered her babies to safety. It was a great day to be on the river and to be a part of all that goes on in's very entertaining ;-).