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Weeping Ridge campground at Torreya State Park

Weeping Ridge campground at Torreya State Park

The view south from the the bluff-top Weeping Ridge campground at Torreya State Park. This 170 foot escarpment is probably the highest in the state.

Torreya State Park, Florida

Date photographed: April 2, 2015
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Open pine forest on Weeping Ridge

Open pine forest on Weeping Ridge

I took a short hike through pleasant open pine forest at Torreya but the mosquitoes drove me back.

Torreya State Park, Florida

Date photographed: April 2, 2015
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A small patch of planted Torreya trees, nearly extinct in the wild

A small patch of planted Torreya trees, nearly extinct in the wild

About as rare as a species can get, the Florida torreya grows only near here and is almost extinct in the wild. Even these planted specimens looked stressed, victims of a fungal blight.

Torreya State Park, Florida

Date photographed: April 2, 2015
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The Gregory House at Torreya State Park

The Gregory House at Torreya State Park

The stately Gregory house was originally built on brick pilings on the bank of the Appalachicola River, then moved up to the new state park in the 1930's.

Torreya State Park, Florida

Date photographed: April 2, 2015
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