Symbiosis of fire and water

Swamps are wet places, right?

In south Florida they are also highly adapted to fire, too.

Historical calendar of drought severity
in Big Cypress Nat’l Preserve, 1992-present

Names are of major wildfires

But the two are not opposites.

They work hand in hand in fact.

The fire depends on the water to keep the low spots flooded as fire breaks.

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