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Aquatic Plants in Nature, Florida springs..True Source of Inspiration.(Lots of Pics!)

Went for a run in the springs today and took some photos for inspiration.


















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Nice pictures !! I bet that I can find some nice spots here in Puerto Rico...let me see if I can find some time



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Nice pictures !! I bet that I can find some nice spots here in Puerto Rico...let me see if I can find some time
Oh, I know you can I have a number of pictures from hiking El Yunque's rivers that run throught the mountian side. There are some fantastic plants and fish up there. Water is freezing cold



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I love the orange Hygros. Beautiful pics!
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There are a number of plant species out in the springs that I did not get to take pictures of. I still was able to snap around 450-500 pics. Next week we should be headed to another location with even more


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First, a word of appreciation: Thanks. Great shots.
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thanks so much for posting these. i really, really, really appreciate seeing pictures of plants and habitats out in nature. a friend of mine and i are planning an expedition to Florida for probably mid-June to look for plants and get some pictures. he is completing a taxonomic revision of Sparganium and we might find our way out to some pretty cool areas.

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Canoe rental at Santa Fe river?

The Hygro is a dead give a way.

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Canoe rental at Santa Fe river?

The Hygro is a dead give a way.

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I wish! The rental locals on the lower Santa Fe are having problems with the recent flooding of the Suwanee River. Its pushing the springs back and bringing the water levels up to flooding stage. You could paddle through the woods if you wanted, but that's if you don't mind mosquito's big enough to steal small children.
It sure would have been nice to be picked up, instead of paddling for 9hrs
I find it best to go when you want instead of relying on folks to take you and pick you up. No schedules and you can go as early as you like 7:00 am!



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If you look closely, you can see the small gator on the bank living harmoniously with the turtles



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Wow Orlando! These are great. Post them on your site for backagrounds or something. I never saw these parts of florida you show me!

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Awesome!!! I do want to go!
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If you look closely, you can see the small gator on the bank living harmoniously with the turtles

Sure he is...he's thinking, "how can I crack these shells?"
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