|Starks Landing is located at the end of the dirt road, past the entrance to Blue Spring State Park|
|Sign at the entrance to Blue Springs Run from the St. John's River|
|Turtle in Blue Spring Run|
The water turned from brownish to crystal clear as I entered the spring run. The water was full of catfish, and gar. The gar would occasionally jump out of the water. I am told this is because they are gulping air due to the water in the spring run lacking enough dissolved oxygen. Some of the gar were pretty big. I bet Glenn & Mitchell from Swamp People would love to get their hands on a few of these big fish.
|Gar in the crystal clear spring run|
|Underwater shot of some catfish|
Time to turn around, and head back. The weather report called for rain around 1pm, and I wanted to get home before then... As I type this at 2:45pm, I am looking out my window at sunshine. Go Figure.... On my way back down the spring run some people up on the boardwalk told me of a "10 foot gator" up ahead.
|Missed it. Once again too slow with the camera|
|Wild turkey (a hen, not the whiskey)|