The Swamps

The White River Refuge was mostly bottomland forest, but transitioned into swamp in a few places.

Slough edges like this were commonly swampy.
Boggy miniature swamps formed in small depressions within the forest.
Water Locust was usually associated with the cypress.

With the water level very low this year, One could walk carefully with rubber boots through parts of the swamp.

Cypress knees and butressed stumps were exposed.
Large cypress trees were impressive.
The dried up swamp is reddish from the fallen cypress needles.
One last swamp view