Courtesy of Blue Dragon Journal
Journal Entry 04.27.2017 – Loxahatchee Redux
I stirred these sleepy bones out of bed and house this morning in order to take a morning walk at this nearby refuge. After all, it may be shut next week if there is a Federal government shut-down due to budgetary issues.
This time, I explored the “new” area that has been recently been opened up to hikers and bikers. Much more restoration work has been done… at least in 2000-04 to restore the cypress swamp. The trees are still quite young, but look healthy, and there are other volunteers, as well, including Sweet Gum and Red Maple and others to add to the flora.
This area is much larger in scope than the southern portion of the refuge that is available for public access without a boat. The preserve extends far to the north and west, but a boat or air boat are…
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