River or Creek – It’s All Just Water

When you get to the river –

River 2

Actually, you get to Evans Creek which flows into the North Fork of the St. Lucie River.  But that just sounds awkward, so I take poetic license and just use the word “river”.

And speaking of rivers, did you know that “Halpatiokee” is the Seminole word for River of Large Alligators.

Stand on the dock or, even better, sit on the bench and look around.  The water flows and the flora grows.  The Climbing Aster is the lovely pink and white flower

Symphyotrichum carolinianum 1 small

And it is climbing all over the Giant Leather Fern –

Acrostichum danaeifolium 2

White Mangroves abound – just look for the leaf with the notched tip

White Mangrove 1

That’s all for now – but standby for future postings.

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If anyone has pictures or words about the flora or fauna found on the Halpatiokee Trail contact me, so we can get you published.


One comment on “River or Creek – It’s All Just Water

  1. Steve says:

    Great photos. That area truly is one of Florida’s prettiest.

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