I took this shot at the Alachua Sink on Payne's Prairie near Gainesville, Fl. You can see signs of the early spring in the old oak tree while the rest of the landscape looks like winter. The La Chua trail runs by the Alachua Sink and out to an observation platform about a mile towards the center of the Prairie. There were hundreds of Sandhill Cranes flying overhead, flocks of Red Shouldered Blackbirds as well as hawks, gators and a few egrets. Any day at Payne's Prairie is a great day.