Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is usually the first nature spot I go to when visiting Florida. A 1.5 mile boardwalk through four ecosystems offers so much natural beauty to experience.
The lush flora is habitat for all kinds of animals. Plenty of reptiles like alligators, snakes and turtles reside near the wet areas. The large lake is a good viewing area for alligators, big turtles, nesting herons, and egrets. Small ponds are active year round but especially in the dry season when standing water is scarce.
I've never visited the preserve with this much water so the cypress swamps were rich with color and reflections.