8.25.2005


A little garden out in the pond.

4 comments:

lené said...

What kinds of plants grow on these islands?

swamp4me said...

All sorts of things grow out on these stumps: wax myrtle, buttonbush, rose bushes, poison ivy, ti ti, various grasses, sedges, red maple, loblolly pine...the list goes on. They are fascinating spots. Some even have resident five-lined skinks!

Floridacracker said...

Is this pond an impoundment or part of a river floodplain? I'm guessing the large stumps are leftover from cypress logging in the past? It certainly is pretty.

swamp4me said...

FC, it's an impoundment. A stream was dammed in 1811 to create this millpond. The cypress was logged about the time the stream was dammed.