Winner: Within These Walls Contest 4 2020-05-02

The winner of Within These WWALS number 4 is: Deanna Mericle.

She gets a packet of WWALS picture notecards from the WWALS online store.

The underwater plant is:

Eel grass, Zostera marina.

[1 Plant]
1 Plant

Nope, not wild rice, Zizania aquatica, which usually sticks up above water.

Florida State Parks does say both occur in the subject stream.

The bird is:

Limpkin, Aramus guarauna.

[2 Bird]
2 Bird

This head spring, normally crowded with swimmers in hot weather, has a large volume of water flowing every minute. What order magnitude spring has the highest rates of flow, like this one?

First magnitude.

[3 Spring]
3 Spring

This lovely flower that grows along river edges and banks is:

Spider lily, hymenocallis rotata.

[4 Flower]
4 Flower

And the answer to the leading question, What WWALS River that flows into the Santa Fe River is depicted in all these photos?

Ichetucknee River.


 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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