The one thing I’m most amazed by from my few days in the southern Florida wetlands is the abundance of life these preserves contain and how important it is to protect and preserve these areas.
There’s an amazing variety of plant, animal and insect life from the tip of the tallest trees down to and below the surface of the slow moving waters and even into the muck below. It only took a few moments for me to fully realize how limited my ability was in identifying/naming most of what I was seeing — but my appreciation of it was immediate.
In this photo, at the foot of these Cypress Trees, you can see both the plant life existing below the surface of the water and the reflected green growth from above.
We drove home yesterday/last night, arriving early this morning — I have many photos to work through, which is a good thing!