Insider's club to the water cycle (okay, everyone's invited)
Must be fun to soar like a stork. Their heads do look kind of strange, but their feathers are pretty.
How did you get this photo? Oh wait, in the bottom of the photo is a blade of some sort - were you in a plane, a helicopter, a motorized hang glider?
Distinct vegetation communities are often in close proximity to one another in the preserve, it's hard to generalize the landscape into contiguous physiographic areas. It's all mixed together in a very unique blend.
Side note on this: the pinelands in the background are the highest (and driest) land in the photo. The marsh in the middle has the deepest water, possibly 2-3 ft in its center. The dwarf cypress in the foreground has maybe a foot or less of water, and if you look closely you can see the wetting front lapping up at the shores of the pinelands in the lower right.
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