Tag: okefenokee swamp

Want to See Alligators? Of Course You Do!

The last few days we’ve been exploring the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. You might recall the post about the overall experience and origin of the swamp’s name. Or perhaps you were taken by the physics-defying cypress trees? Well, now’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: alligators! There are 15,000 in the swamp–we didn’t see them […]

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The Bee’s Knees? Feh. You Want Cypress Knees.

As we learned in our last episode/post, the Okefenokee is named “trembling earth” because the cypress trees grow on peat, not soil. A simple poke makes them bounce in the water like a buoy. As the Native Americans navigated the land they bobbled along this powerful and trembling earth. The trees themselves are awe-inspiring. And […]

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