Sunday, January 9, 2011

More Big Cypress Swamp Preserve

Bald Cypress (Taxodium distchum).
More photos taken by my wife, Olivia, son Andy and me on a mid-December trip to Big Cypress.
If you want to see gators, check my previous Big Cypress post.

729,00 acre preserve!

Pond Cypress (Taxodium distchum var. imbricarium)

More Pond Cypress festooned with epiphytes.

I think this is Skunk Vine (Paederia foetida)

Saw Grass (Clodium jamaicense).
If you haven't read "The Everglades: River of Grass," you should.

So many wabi sabi views.

Wild Coffee (Psychotria nervosa)

Red Chokeberry (Photinia plyriflolia)

Alligator Flags (Thalia geniculata) of 3170 species of monocot flowering plants.

??Marsh Fern (Thelypteris palustris)
Even with a field guide, I have trouble with identification of ferns.

Another Bromeliad

Spatterdock or Cow Lilly  (Nuphor luteum)

Can anyone identify this plant?

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)

Common Cooter (Pseudemys floridana)

Oscar (Astronoutus ocellatus)

Florida Gar (Lepisosteu platyrhincus)

Blue Grey Gnatcatcher (Polioptilla caerulea)

Great White Heron (Ardea herodias)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroia coronata)

White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)


  1. comment to request: "Can anyone identify this plant?"
    : The picture of water plant above Little Blue Heron is..
    - water hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes), which is a member of the pickerelweed family-Non-native Invasive Freshwater Plant

    note from Serge, St.Petersburg, Russia