Are actually depressional bowls.
|Somewhere in Mullet Slough|
And the slightly-recessed green spots:
That's actually a high-ground pine island.
And yes that's the view for as far as the eye can see!
|The blue and red lines show|
a comparison of this year's
to last year's surface water
stage in the swamp
|Historical calendar showing the location|
of the wetting front relative to major ecological
habitats in the swamp, 1991 to present.
|Hydrographs are helpful, but there is nothing|
like the advanced cornbread model (shown above)
to really make the water cycle click
|The chart above shows monthly rainfall|
in Big Cypress National Preserve relative
to the historical record.
|Historical calendar chart|
of Big Rain Days (BRDs)
from 1991 to present.
|A Big Rain Day (BRD) is any day|
that all of south Florida averages
an inch or more of rain.
|A look at wet season rain totals|
in Big Cypress Nat'l Preserve
over the years
swamp mosaic really
starts to "pop"
|Dwarf cypress prairie|
become needle bare indicating
less daylight hours
|Resurrection fern shrinks|
to shriveled state indicating
|Cold water seeps into boots|
indicating lower air temperatures
(Okay, I'll admit ... this one not yet)
|Water is a universal salve|
for the swamp