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Fakahatchee Strand State Park

Walking in the swamp for a close look at orchids, bromeliads, ferns and other beautiful botanicals with Park Biologist Mike, Friends of Fakahatchee Andrew and Corkscrew Director Lisa.

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The cypress and the strangler fig.

A green tapestry of vegetation, softened in the falling rain, along the boardwalk of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Strangler figs embrace an old-growth cypress resting onĀ a bed of ferns.

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swamp walk

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. A swamp adventure through the beautiful orchid-enhanced environment of a cypress swamp, then across Hidden Lake, always on the lookout for reptiles, amphibians, and birds.

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rain in the swamp

Walking Corkscrew Sanctuary boardwalk under rainfall is an under-appreciated experience. Being prepared is key. Umbrella, wellies, a towel for camera protection. The subdued palette of colors, intoxicating scent of fresh vegetation and patter of rain through the leaves soothes a … Continue reading

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Sunday morning walk

Lisa walks through a swamp garden. Cypress, Sabal palm, air plants, and Alligator flag; a few plants lining this flooded track in the backcountry of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

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Deer in the cypress

A deer passing through a cypress island in the backcountry of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

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cypress garden

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Cypress forest, cypress swamp

Slowly revealing in a dissipating fog, Pond cypress, Taxodium ascendens, and the larger Bald cypress, Taxodium distichum, populateĀ the cypress swamp along Corkscrew Sanctuary boardwalk. The Bald cypress at Corkscrew are the largest remaining tract of old-growth cypress in the world, … Continue reading

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