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Ochopee in Collier County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Cypress Swamp

 
 
The Cypress Swamp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 6, 1995
1. The Cypress Swamp Marker
Inscription. The watery forest was born from a slow-moving creek whose waters rise and fall year after year, flooding the shallow banks and then withdrawing.

Here brown waters reflect the tall trees, Spanish-moss and clouds in the sky. Alligators, birds and snakes are often seen by those who look carefully and walk quietly.

A leisurely twenty minute walk will return you to the clearing, through the woods on the right.
 
Location. 25° 53.934′ N, 81° 19.194′ W. Marker is in Ochopee, Florida, in Collier County. Marker is on Tamiami Trail East (State Road 90). Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Big Cypress National Preserve. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee FL 34141, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ochopee Post Office (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Collier County Courthouse (approx. 4.9 miles away); Everglades Community Church (approx. 5 miles away); Old Laundry Building - Everglades Women's Club (approx. 5 miles away); Everglades National Park (approx. 5.6 miles away); Welcome To the Gulf Coast Visitor Center (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Categories. AnimalsEnvironmentWaterways & Vessels

 
The Cypress Swamp image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 6, 1995
2. The Cypress Swamp
The Cypress Swamp-Alligators image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 6, 1995
3. The Cypress Swamp-Alligators
The Cypress Swamp-Turtle on a log image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 6, 1995
4. The Cypress Swamp-Turtle on a log
The Cypress Swamp-Three Turtles image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 6, 1995
5. The Cypress Swamp-Three Turtles
Sign at the entrance to Big Cypress National Preserve image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 6, 1995
6. Sign at the entrance to Big Cypress National Preserve
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 26, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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