Today we started our canoe trip. We put in at a place called Bear Lake at 11:00 a.m. I asked about the sulfurous smell — it’s the smell of bacterial respiration, which is anaerobic. A LITTLE GREEN HERON came poking along the edge of the canal as we were getting underway. It caught a small fish or lizard or something, dropped it, picked it up again, and ate it — all this about 5 feet from where I was sitting in the canoe. RED MANGROVES have propagules and prop roots. BLACK MANGROVES have pneumatophores. There were six in our group: Alex Stone and Sandy Barrett (our guides) plus Mickey, Debbie and Ed, Bob and Gale.