Daily Archives: December 14, 2011

Probing for his lunch

Probing for his lunch, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*. A male (full red cap) red belly woodpecker seeks a snack on the edge of the cypress forest

Horseshoe Marsh

Horseshoe Marsh, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*. The forest is trying to reclaim the marsh – who will win the battle?

Lichens on the fence

Lichens on the fence, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*. No, the railing isn’t painted – that’t a pink lichen hat grows on wood surfaces. We are at the "south lake" part of the swamp.

Sagittaria – aka duck potato

Sagittaria – aka duck potato, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*. Native American women would feel with their toes at the base of these swamp plants to find and harvest the roots, thus saving their backs from a little wear and…

High water mark

High water mark, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*. You can see the coloration on the bottom of this cypress tree, which shows the high water mark. Currently we are at the beginning of dry season; not expecting significant rain until…

Shaggy side of the wet prairie

Shaggy side of the wet prairie, originally uploaded by Erin *~*~*. Sand cord grass will dominate if burn is not frequent enough. We are headed into that line of cypress now