Last month our elementary school took a field trip to Blue Spring. Manatees come by the hundreds to Blue Spring when it is cold. We were there a few days after a cold snap, so there were still some manatees. We probably saw 20 or so. My kids were very excited. Despite living only 45 minutes from Blue Spring, most of them had never seen a manatee in the wild. Here are some pictures from our trip. I can't post the ones with kids, but there's also a picture of the three elementary teachers. It was a wonderful trip - beautiful day and well behaved kids. Quite a combination.