Destination: Douglas Lake and Watson Creek
Distance: Approx 11 miles (round trip)
Paddle time: Approx 4 hours
Weather: Sunny, 80s to 90s, winds calm.
Track: To view or download the GPS track of this trip, Click Here.
|1) The launch site at Upper Bryant Landing.|
|2) About 1.25 miles north of the launch site is Douglas Lake which is marked by a sign on a big bald cypress tree at the entrance.|
|3) Cypress knees make for interesting reflections.|
|4) If it wasn't for its tail, this gator might not have been seen.|
|5) A white egret or heron was chowing down on shrubs loaded with Mayflies.|
|6) A closer look at a Mayfly.|
|7) The easy to identify shape (bell shape) of the Swamp Leather-Flower (Clematis crispa).|
8) The easy to identify balls of the common Button Bush flower (Cephalanthus occidentalis).
|9) A Banded Tussock Moth seen in Watson Creek. The hard to see head is on the right side hidden by the bristles.|