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  • Dwarf Cypress Forest, Florida Everglades

    Posted by Jonathan on January 31st, 2012 (All posts by )

    Following this photo posted a few days ago, this new photo comes from the opposite side of the road, just before sunset.

    Dwarf Cypress forest in Everglades National Park, Florida. (© Jonathan Gewirtz)

     

    3 Responses to “Dwarf Cypress Forest, Florida Everglades”

    1. Jeff the Bobcat Says:

      Great picture. Two words: motion and color. Was this taken before or after the storm?

    2. Jonathan Says:

      Glad you like it. The weather was tranquil. Dark clouds because it was getting late.

    3. LS Says:

      In the Pine Barrens of South Jersey, there are “pygmy pine forests”.

      “The pygmy pine plains consist of mostly flat, open terrain with few major geographical features. Many ecologists suspect that’s why the dwarf trees grow there; without natural breaks like streams, forest fires were likely even more frequent on the plains throughout history than in other parts of the Pine Barrens. The trees can survive, and even thrive, in a highly fire-prone environment, but they end up runty as a result.”

      http://tomsriver.patch.com/articles/among-the-pygmy-pines