Winner: Within these WWALS Contest #1 2020-04-11

First, remember the fourth Within These WWALS contest is still in progress, and you can answer here by midnight May 2, 2020:

Meanwhile, the winner of the first contest, which ended April 11, 2020, is….

Deanna Mericle, of Hamilton County, Florida!

WWALS charter board member emeritus Bret Wagenhorst sent her a packet of WWALS photo notecards from that watershed.

Alapaha River and Banks Lake notecards

Each of the pictures on the cover shown above appears on a separate notecard, each with an envelope.

The answers to Within These WWALS #1 are:

[1 name the tree]
1 name the tree

Red maple.

[2 green creature white plant]
2 green creature white plant

Anole (lizard) and Buttonbush (plant).

[3 geological feature]
3 geological feature

Alapaha Sink (sometimes called Devil’s Eye).

Here are some more pictures of it. And here it is on the WWALS Alapaha River Water Trail map, slightly upstream from the Dead River, in Hamilton County, Florida. To get there, if the water is really low, got to Jennings Bluff Launch and walk upstream past the Dead River Confluence. If the water is high, you can boat down 3.6 miles from Sasser Landing to Jennings Bluff, but you may not see much if the Sink is submerged.

The waterway with all these things is:

Alapaha River.

So Deanna Mericle won the Alapaha River and Banks Lakes notecards.

You can also buy these or some of the other items from the WWALS online store.

Winners will also be listed in the Tannin Times Newsletter that goes to WWALS members each month.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!