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A large and well-formed bald cypress

A large and well-formed bald cypress

Large and well-formed bald cypress trees were prized by lumbermen, and are now extremeley rare outside of preserves such as this. Cypress lumber has long been valued for its resistance to decay in wet conditions.

Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Florida

Date photographed: March 14, 2015
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Bald cypress in the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Bald cypress in the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Tall straight bald cypresses rise above other trees in the Audubon Society's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Florida

Date photographed: March 14, 2015
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Pond lettuce in the Corkscrew Swamp

Pond lettuce in the Corkscrew Swamp

In the Lettuce Lakes section of the boardwalk pond lettuce floats on open water.

Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Florida

Date photographed: March 14, 2015
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Alligator in Corkscrew Swamp

Alligator in Corkscrew Swamp

An alligator floats in the pond lettuce at Lettuce Lakes in the Corkscrew Swamp.

Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Florida

Date photographed: March 14, 2015
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Grasslands surround the cypress swamps

Grasslands surround the cypress swamps

Seasonally flooded grasslands surround the cypress forests. What appear to be forested islands are actually ponds that provide preferred habitat for tall cypress trees.

Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Florida

Date photographed: March 14, 2015
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Burned upland forest at Corkscrew Swamp

Burned upland forest at Corkscrew Swamp

Natural (or prescribed) fire is necessary to maintain the upland forests in Florida. Here at the Corkscrew Preserve natural fires are supplemented with fires set intentionally.

Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Florida

Date photographed: March 14, 2015
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