Lettuce Lake Park is a popular park near Tampa, FL, with a boardwalk, kayaking, and hiking trails. I visited this with a local friend and enjoyed the walk along the boardwalk.
I neglected to take a photo of the entrance sign, so here is a screen capture of the park website. Entrance fee is only $2 per person, which is very reasonable!
Here are some photos of the boardwalk and the lake it surrounds. Lots of rules for using the boardwalk, which is a good idea.
I think this is a white puffball fungus.
This green stuff floating on the water is duck weed. It is not slime, but tiny plants that ducks love to eat.
This guy was only about 5' long, so he is still young. Mostly he ignored my taking his photo.
Not many birds today, but this is a turkey vulture.
Hard to see, but this is a pile of alligators. The one that had originally occupied the little mound of earth was NOT happy when another one decided to join him on this crowded spot, so there was a lot of roaring and complaining.
As you can see, it was a nice sunny day, but not too warm!!