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The Swamp

This swamp is in Florida and is a good thing, meaning we don't want to drain it; instead, we want to protect it as a national resource.

The swamps, marshes, and bogs are quite beautiful. I did not expect I would be thinking of the swamp as beautiful before visiting, I was wary of what I might find. But once I was inside, I was struck by its vastness, rich biodiversity, and remoteness.

I am not a naturalist and know very little about the ecosystem of the Big Cypress National Preserve, but if you want to know more, one recommendation is to visiting Clyde Butcher's site https://clydebutcher.com/). Not only is he a passionate advocate for maintaining our natural habitats, but his photographic legacy is considered a national treasure.