The winner of Within These WWALS number 4 is: Deanna Mericle.
The underwater plant is:
Eel grass, Zostera marina.
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.
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?
This lovely flower that grows along river edges and banks is:
Spider lily, hymenocallis rotata.
And the answer to the leading question, What WWALS River that flows into the Santa Fe River is depicted in all these photos?
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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