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Apr 18, 2009 - Baby Armadillos

The woods here are full of surprises - Friday, April 17 Today’s trail hikes brought two sightings. One that is old but still interesting, another pileated woodpecker, and one that was new and astonishing - four baby armadillos! (We don’t count the squirrels anymore.) It was our third day at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and despite the fact that their WiFi is near useless, we are getting to like this place more every day. In the morning I took a walk looking for the river in the woods behind our campground. I know it’s there...

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Apr 16, 2009 - Bat Ballet

A flooded river and a flight of bats - Thursday, April 16 We are camped near the banks of the Suwannee River and it is flooded. Not as bad as they had expected, but it still hasn’t reached it’s crest yet which is expected tomorrow. Recent rains have brought the river to flood stage. It was expected to crest at 58 feet, which would have brought damaging floods and might even have closed I-10. But the crest fell short of expectations and should only reach 55 feet - assuming it doesn’t start raining again. We offloaded our bikes and went to...

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Apr 15, 2009 - Suwannee River

The geography lesson continues - Wednesday, April 15 Florida has two federally designated Wild and Scenic Rivers. One is the Loxahatchee which flows through Jonathan Dickinson State Park. The other is the Suwannee where we are headed today. In fact, the Suwannee is considered to be the most wild and untouched river in the whole southern United States. It was made famous by Stephen Foster in his ballad Old Folks At Home, which is now the Florida State Song. Of course they had to sanitize it a bit. Foster wrote in dialect, the way black...

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