Sunday, August 22, 2010

Kayaking through the Florida Mangroves

We volunteer for Tampa Bay Watch. This program helps restore and maintain the waters around Tampa Bay (Tampa Bay is the name of the part of Florida we live in).

Sometimes, as a treat, we get to kayak through the Mangroves and learn more about Florida acquatic life.

A Mangrove is a tropical tree that grows in saltwater. They have long roots extending out of the water, and often form a shade canopy if there are a lot of them in one area.

Yes, there were alligators and snakes on the trip, but we don't bother them, and they don't bother us.

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