Winning Tree

There are cypress trees,

And there are big cypress trees …

As seen in along the banks
of the Caloosahatchee near
Lake Okeechobee

And then there is the “Lone Cypress.”

Standing by its trunk and scanning around (and momentarily closing your eyes) is a good starting point for contemplating what the Everglades might have been prior to drainage, and what it’s become in the modern day.

And a “must see” on anybody’s Everglades bucket list.

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Todd Reed
Todd Reed
1 year ago

I grew up on the Caloosahatchee and I thought I knew the river very well until I found your web page. I have learned more about Florida’s natural and hydrologic history in the last few months than in the 40+ years I have lived in SW FL. Thank you for this fantastic site.

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