Winner: Raptor, flower, paddling organization, tree base: Within These WWALS #6 2020-05-16

The winner of Within These WWALS #6 is…

Emmy Kidder.

She wins a packet of WWALS photo notecards from that watershed, sent via postal mail from WWALS charter board member Bret Wagenhorst.

Swamps and Springs WWALS picture notecards

Here are the answers to Within These WWALS #6.

Name this native raptor that can dive into water and catch live fish, has white under its wings making it easier to identify from below, and builds its nests atop trees over bodies of water, like this one shown atop a cypress at dusk.

Osprey, Pandion haliaetus.

We paddle by this nest most every time on our Banks Lake Full Moon paddles. The next one is coming up 7:30 PM, Friday, June 6, 2020.


Name the pond plant whose flower is shown here.

Spatterdock or yellow pond lily or cow lily, Nuphar advena.


Name the organization that holds monthly full moon paddles year round on one of its waterways. This photo was from the full flower moon in May 2020.

WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. (WWALS) aka Suwannee Riverkeeper.


The widened base of a cypress tree, as shown to the right of the canoe in this photo, is called a what? (Hint, medieval cathedrals often have them too).



Name the body of water in the WWALS watersheds where all these items/events can be found/occur.

Banks Lake, just west of Lakeland, Georgia, in Lanier County.

Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is run by the same people who run the Okefenokee NWR.

Banks Lake drains three ways, two of which lead to the Alapaha River. The third goes southwest to Mission Bay by Moody Air Force Base in Lowndes County, and then through Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area, then Grand Bay Creek and the Alapahoochee River, which joins the Alapaha River in Florida. See the Alapaha River Water Trail.


 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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