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Savannas Preserve State Park

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This amber-colored saw palmetto, having lost its green hue, mimics the sun's rays with its golden fronds.

This amber-colored saw palmetto, having lost its green hue, mimics the sun's rays with its golden fronds.

Golden light plays on a sea of lily pads spotting the marsh water.

Golden light plays on a sea of lily pads spotting the marsh water.

Dark brown gopher tortoise in white sugar sand and leaf litter.

Dark brown gopher tortoise in white sugar sand and leaf litter.


A creature of the scrub ridge, this Florida scrub lizard crouches over white sugar sand and brown oak leaves, ready to make a quick getaway.

A creature of the scrub ridge, this Florida scrub lizard crouches over white sugar sand and brown oak leaves, ready to make a quick getaway.

Cumulus clouds are set against a blue sky which changes in hue from light blue near the horizon to a deep azure at the top. Slash pines and grasses below.

Cumulus clouds are set against a blue sky which changes in hue from light blue near the horizon to a deep azure at the top. Slash pines and grasses below.

Shallow march waters host an incredible variety of wading birds: great blue heron, roseate spoonbill, white ibis and wood stork.

Shallow march waters host an incredible variety of wading birds: great blue heron, roseate spoonbill, white ibis and wood stork.


Three summer campers, knee deep in the marsh, wield nets bigger than they to search for critters.

Three summer campers, knee deep in the marsh, wield nets bigger than they to search for critters.

Two roseate spoonbills dominate this picture with their bright pink plumage. They fish shallow marsh water with their spoon-like bills.

Two roseate spoonbills dominate this picture with their bright pink plumage. They fish shallow marsh water with their spoon-like bills.

A rainbow arches through cloudy skies. Beneath, a classic Savannas scene: a line of slash pine, followed by marsh, shrubs and grasses.

A rainbow arches through cloudy skies. Beneath, a classic Savannas scene: a line of slash pine, followed by marsh, shrubs and grasses.


A rainbow arches through cloudy skies. Beneath, a classic Savannas scene: a line of slash pine, followed by marsh, shrubs and grasses.

A rainbow arches through cloudy skies. Beneath, a classic Savannas scene: a line of slash pine, followed by marsh, shrubs and grasses.