There exists here strictly freshwater species, strictly salt marsh species and cross-over species, those that have adapted to what each side offers.
By a simple turn of the head you can experience each habitat and its offerings while taking a leisurely hike across the causeway.
These images capture the delight of early morning as a new day begins. It is a piece of paradise for human and for those that make their life here.
Looking out over the salt marsh . . .
. . . and then to the fresh water lake containing American Alligators who've just awoke from a night's slumber.
An Anhinga, at freshwater shore side, catching the morning light while it dries its wings.
A Green Heron waiting for breakfast to cross its gaze.
Great Egrets wading in the quiet of the morning.
While on the salt marsh side, more birds seek a meal in the ebb tide.
A Wood Stork with a White Ibis and Snowy Egrets seeking tidbits of food.
While back on the freshwater side, a Great Egret and Tricolored Heron dwell in the morning glow.
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