|Cottonmouth snake - An impressive specimen!|
|Box turtle and dwarf palmetto frond|
Daily tours are available for visitors, or you can simply show up on your own and roam the boardwalk freely after paying a nominal admittance fee. There is some old-growth hardwood bottomland forest along the boardwalk, plus a mosaic of other swamp land habitat. Songbirds, wildflowers, reptiles and the ever-present cypress tree knees provide other distractions for the outdoor enthusiast. After all, this blackwater cypress-tupelo creek swamp is one of the most unique watersheds in the world, and Audubon owns and protects a large chunk of this ecosystem.
To view a past blog about Beidler Forest with video click here.
|Many of the cypress trees here are 100 years old!!|
|Visitors make their way around the Boardwalk|
To view my latest Field Notes and Photos click here.