Today we visited the wetlands in Lettuce Lake Park. They had clean, nice boardwalks because the ground was covered in water. This was the first time I really got to see Florida in its natural habitat. We took the long path, and almost immediately ran into a Costa Rican photographer. He showed us a picture of an alligator (one of the park’s residential alligators is 12 ft long!) and the picture of a beautiful owl. He told us we would see much if we looked very hard. Even a log could be not what it seemed.
I was the first to spot an alligator, and my uncle spotted the barred owl-he literally just poised for pictures.