It's been rainy lately and if you take your time and walk through the forest, you'll see lots of growth. This mushroom was so blue it popped out! It's not soft at all.
You have to wonder how people stayed comfortable back in the old days here in Florida. Well, here's the thing: before development occurred, there was tree cover everywhere. Shady trees make for a much cooler environment. That's the good thing about this park and parks like it.
This area fills up with water after a rain and it gets all murky like you see here. Then, the water evaporates and you have amazing, fertile soil left. Everything grows! All sorts of animals thrive in it.