Thursday December 24th 2021
The weather is on an improvement path. Today the wind was even calmer than yesterday and the sun was equally bright. The temperature peaked about five degrees higher in the mid seventies.
The number of daily visitors to the park continues to climb. I didn’t venture deeper into the park with my car. Most of the parking lots were full to over flowing with cars. Instead of driving, I walked a good distance into the park checking for wildlife along several of the trails. At the Canopy Walkway bridge there was a line up of people waiting to climb the stairs to walk across the suspension bridge at the tree top level. I’ve done it before so I continued on the trail into the woods.
Today’s conditions were right for the Alligators in the river to be on the bank taking the sun. I probably saw more than twenty along the bank on my walk and a few more heads poking up out of the water. The birds weren’t as plentiful until near sunset.