Aug 14, 2020

Will the "real pine" island please stand up

Shown below is an island full of pine trees ...

In the middle of a pond.

Water surrounding this pine island
in Everglades Nat'l Park was too deep to walk to
even in the dry season, February 2015

But don't be confused with the real thing:

Proper pine islands in the swamp are surrounded by a sea of marl prairie and cypress, the depth of which are usually a few inches to a foot.

Pine islands and hammocks
are ephemeral islands
in the swamp

The pine islands are still dry in Big Cypress National Preserve

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