Sweetwater Wetlands

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Still going through all the pictures I took at the Sweetwater Wetlands Park near Gainesville, Florida the other day.  This 125 acre, man-made wetlands habitat just opened last year.  Its main purpose was to restore and improve water flow to more than 1,300 areas of formally drained land and improve water quality in the Floridan aquifer.  Of course, its secondary benefit was to provide a beautiful and educational environment for people to connect with nature.  The place is teaming — and I do mean teaming — with birds.  (Look closely and you can see I couldn’t get a shot without birds photo bombing)  During my three-mile walk on graveled paths and walkways, I also saw some big, bad boy alligators and a wild, cracker horse.  I love this place!

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