We were told when we moved in that the canal that runs along the border of our apartment complex occasionally has manatees swimming and feeding on the bottom grass. I was starting to doubt that considering the canal gets very low at low tide. I was pleasantly surprised to stumble across some on my lunchtime walk last week. The usually docile creatures were diving and surfacing and diving and surfacing, the most active I’ve ever seen a manatee. I was having trouble counting them but believe there could have been anywhere between 5 and 7. The only problem is that the ability to get a good picture of an aquatic creature with your phone while standing 100 feet away isn’t easy. The weather and wildlife are one of the key reason that we are enjoying the Florida life. The chance to just sit down for a moment and admire nature in the middle of the afternoon while the crazy world goes by is a saving grace in this very weird time.