Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Marshall Swamp Trailhead

If you didn't know yet: a swamp has trees, a marsh has grasses and sedges. This swamp is east of Ocala and south of Silver Springs State Park.
Before the Civil War, there was a sugar plantation in this area. The swamp was percolating with gasses from decaying leaves.
Tillandisa city on this tree. Tillandsias are epiphytes related to bromeliads and pineapple.
The dipnet found these black fish.

Aa native carnivore pitcher plant.
Several bridges lead across areas that have permanent water or muck.

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