No doubt, it's hot. But it is good for us to get out of the air conditioning now and then and see what's going on in the wild world of Florida. Either on a glass bottom boat ride or paddling in a kayak, staring into the crystal clear blue depths of Silver Springs is refreshing indeed. Birds, fish, otters, alligators and other abundant wildlife are busy preparing for winter. Swallow-tailed kites have fledged the nests but still follow their parents closely learning to feed on the fly and preparing for their journey to South America starting in August. By mid-July, black & white warblers have already returned from their northern breeding areas and the sandhill flowers are in full swing, switching from the whites and yellows of early summer to the varieties of lavender and blue that blanket the ground later. And you can always slip back to your cabin, RV, the Silver River Museum or the gift shops and restaurant for an ice cream or cool drink at the spring to get a cooling dose of air conditioning while you explore. Come on out and play!
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