Sunday, January 18, 2015
Saturday's Road Trip
Saturday was one very long day, but we learned a lot, as well as saw much more of the beauty of southwestern Florida. Our day started at Wild Turkey Strand Preserve, where we joined a naturalist-led group hike. We were informed right away by her that in this area it is all about hydrology. Ninety-three per-cent of Floridians get their water from ground sources, more than any other state. Conservation land, as that on Wild Turkey Strand, help to preserve the ability of the land to absorb water. This is vital to prevent flooding, as well as keeping aquifers supplied with clean drinking water.