To my surprise, the path to those pools was crunchy.
That’s when I looked down and saw these freshwater clams.
|Freshwater clam bed of Barnes Strand|
It’s the closest thing you’ll find to a channel in the swamp,
and as dense a bed of freshwater clams I’ve yet to see.
|Well-defined channels like this are rare in the Big Cypress Swamp|
Here’s a panoramic photo that gives you a view of where it leads.
|The channel led to one of the swamp’s few drought-proof spots|