Although I was raised in this area, (don't live here now) this wetland on the bay didn't really exist as it does now. I remember swimming in the salty water inlets along the bay on the west side of the island, 200 yards from where the LG Nature Trail is now. And fisherman and their trucks mowed down most of the natural flora along that area as they daily came to fish along the bay side. Great fishing that soon diminished.
But the conservationists have brought the wetlands back to a roaring life in this location. As I stood at the top of the observation tower overlooking the site, I felt like I was viewing a dream world as the ponds were teeming with fishes, literally dancing in many circles of 10, and butterflies flittered above the grassy banks, almost like shimmering aspen leaves.
Walking along the boardwalks, I spied jumping fish, ducks, pelicans, egrets, roseate spoonbills, and the elusive alligator at pond #7.
I asked the attendant to give me a return pass for later in the day so I could watch the sunset and she happily obliged. And the cost was $4.00 (Senior price)
Definitely a wonderful outing!
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