Swamp riddle
Why did the hydrologist cross the road?

I thought I was crossing the road …

To look at the wildfire.

View of Tamiami Trail in Ochopee looking north

Then I noticed the cormorants …

On the dead cypress trunks killed by saltwater intrusion last spring.

Back in the past they would have been anhingas.

Front seat view to the wildfire

Every square inch of flora and fauna is adapted to some dosage and return interval of flood and fire.

So goes flood and fire, so goes the swamp.

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