Watching swamp shows on the tele is one thing, but have you ever visited an honest to goodness swamp? Last year my family and I visited Wild Florida– a nature and wildlife protected area only 45 minutes away from Orlando- and had the experience of a lifetime. We took a behind the scenes animal tour, had a blast on a morning airboat ride, and spotted more alligators than I’ve ever seen in one spot.
During our visit we took a walk through Hawk Swamp and our guide told us about Cypress trees and how they mange to survive with their lower trunks and roots submerged in water. It turns out Cypress trees have “knees” that are actually root projections above the water level. They “snorkel” air to the submerged roots quickly and efficiently.
Want to know more about my visit to Wild Florida? Here’s why I gave it a five star rating on trekaroo.
Disclosure: I was hosted by Wild Florida to give you fine folks the scoop on what makes it so amazing. I was not asked to state a particular point of view and all opinions are my own!