|The entry road passes through a lush cypress swamp. There's a wood duck nest box out there in all that green lifeyness.|
|Of course, you don't have to be a snowbird to reap the benefits of managed wetlands like these.|
|Because of my back road travel schedule, I landed at Lake Woodruff at the worst possible time to see critters.|
Smack dab in the middle of a hot late August day.
I still walked the dikes, but not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
|Ok, maybe a bird or two, but not much else.|
I didn't even see a gator.
|This Tricolored Heron was busy chasing minnows near a culvert outflow.|