Yesterday, 05/17/2016, I went birding with my friend Craig Walters. We went to La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. A prairie in Florida means a treeless open area with grasses and other vegetation that is mostly a wetland that can become a lake in periods of high precipitation. The access to La Chua Trail is located in southeast Gainesville:
Among the many birds around we found four American Coots. The coots winter in very large numbers in this wetland but those were lingering around here:
The canal along the trail is notorious for its many alligators:
There is always something interesting to see along La Chua Trail, a great treasure very close to town.
Birdlist for the morning.