Okefenokee – Ornithologist’s Delight

Little Blue Heron; Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia. March 6, 2017. ©www.williamwisephoto.com. Please don’t steal my images. Download and use legally from Dreamstime.com.

“The ornithologist is thrown into an ecstasy of delight, for birds ranging from the majestic whooping crane to the lowly wren, inhabit this swamp, and too, there are many rare species almost extinct in other sections of the country to be found here. And to those who like to observe and study the wild in its native haunts, it is an enchanting spot, for all the animals native to this section can be found, from the scurrying water-rat to the vicious panther, the amiable bear and the harmless, beautiful deer.”

-Excerpt from the 1926 History of the Okefenokee Swamp, by AS McQueen and Hamp Mizell; Pages 11-12.

iNaturalist observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/35526485


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