Discovering Florida's Wildlife; what a great way to spend the morning of June 21, 2014 our Summer Solstice

We got an early start on the Dora Canal this morning and received several "pearls" of the day. The young Anhingas and Great Blue Herons were out learning to thrive in their new world. The Little Blue, Tri-colored and Green Herons came out to play too. As we paddled out to Lake Dora there was an Osprey perched in the big Pine tree, a mature Great Blue Heron sitting on the boat house and a Great Egret guarding the railroad trestle. We paddled the mile long canal through the old Cypress Trees over to Lake Eustis and caught the Scarlet Hibiscus in bloom. Off to Gator Inlet and true to form we got to see an Alligator there and took a quick break. On the way back the Button Bush bloom caught our eye and just as the boat traffic started to pick up, we got to see one last Little Blue Heron fishing for his breakfast. It was a nice morning to be on the old Elfin River and a great group to share it with!