Prehistoric - One of the multitude of American Alligators basking at waters edge.
Gopher - The Gopher Tortoise inhabits upland areas with sandy soil.
Early Morning Silhouette - The morning sun reflects off the water to silhouette a heron hoping to catch a meal.
Paynes Prairie - Puffy cumulus clouds over the prairie basin in the summer months create a beautiful contrast to basin water and vegetation.
Paynes Prairie Tree - Large Live Oak trees create a skeleton appearance in the landscape.
In Hiding - One of many species of lizards resting on boardwalk hand rail.
Observation Tower - A fifty foot observation tower at the edge of the prairie basin provides an excellent view of the basin.
Prescribed Burn - Fire is a natural part of most of Florida's plant communities including the prairie basin. Staff conduct prescribed fires to mimic former natural fire regime.
Prairie View - The vast expanse of treeless prairie and open sky was noted by William Bartram in Seventeen Seventy Six.
Wild horse - A wild Florida Cracker horse grazes on the prairie basin.