Yesterday I went on a glorious 4 hour swamp buggy through prime Florida panther habitat. To put it mildly, it was unspeakably beautiful.
We saw tracks from many species of animals and birds, including bears, coyotes, and at least one adult panther and her kittens. It was exhilarating to see very recent panther tracks and to stand where a panther actually stood just hours earlier.
The splendor of REAL Florida: pinelands, hardwood hammocks, cypress swamps, and more is astounding. I feel its beauty deep in my heart and soul.