Hello and happy Thursday!
Back in March, hubby and I visited the Silver Springs State Park near Ocala Florida. It was a beautiful day for a visit to the park and for a hike on the trails. The main entrance is where you can find the glass bottom boat ride, some trails and a boardwalk with Macaques monkeys running wild. We were surprised to see monkeys wild in Florida, we have seen them in Costa Rica and Panama.
A pretty sky and reflection, the clear waters at the Silver Springs State Park is very clear and colorful.
The birds seen at Silver Springs State Park, Little Blue Heron, Anhinga, Pied-billed Grebe, Wood Duck, Red-shouldered Hawk.
The Macaques monkeys seen on the boardwalk. I took a few photos of them but when they started moving towards hubby and I, we decided it was best to leave. These monkeys have been in this park since the 1930's. Tour boat operator Captain Tooey released some monkeys on an island in the park around the time of the filming of a Tarzan movie film nearby. The monkeys escaped the island and started breeding. It is said there are close to 200 monkeys in the park now.
The monkeys were running wild on the boardwalk, on the railing and they were in the trees above us.
There are warnings to stay a good distance from the monkey, they can bite.
There are different sections and entrances to this park on the same day we hiked on a trail that has views of the river. Some wildlflowers, egret, thrush, turtles lizards and the boardwalk.
Another look at the pretty sky.
"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty." John Ruskin
My list of thankful things:
I am thankful for good health.
I am thankful for pretty days and nice weather for our walks.
I am always thankful for nature I see.
I hope you enjoyed my post and photos. Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments.
Have a happy day!
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