Paddling with Florida's Wealth of Wildlife


The Wekiva never fails to deliver. Before we even got on the river there was a family of Sandhill Cranes and a Momma Turkey with 3 youngsters. The river flowers are in full bloom with Scarlet Hibiscus, Pink Mallow, Primrose and Spider Lilies. Drifting past the Giant Leather Ferns and Spanish Moss hanging in the trees we saw Anhingas, Moorhens with their chicks, Great and Little Blue Herons. Then the pair of Limpkins showed up. The Osprey that came by was carrying a fish with him and the Wild Turkeys let off and flew across the river. It was a great day to be kayaking the Lower Wekiva River.