Okefenokee’s Remarkable Landscapes

A panoramic view of dark waters, cypress trees and Spanish moss on beautiful Minnies Lake in the Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia. March 7, 2017. ©www.williamwisephoto.com. Please don’t steal my images. Download and use legally at Dreamstime.com.

Excerpt from the 1926 History of the Okefenokee Swamp by AS McQueen and Hamp Mizell:

“​The prairies are the favorite resort for the hundreds of water birds that have a haven in the Swamp, and for alligators – the alligator holes forming little lakes abounding in fish. The bear, deer, otter and raccoon also feed upon the prairies and the eagles select tall trees on the edge of these prairies for nesting places. These prairies add materially to the beauty of the landscape of the Okefenokee, being part and parcel of the ever-changing scenes. One noted visitor, in speaking of Chase Prairie, described it as ‘one of the most remarkable landscapes in the world.'”

  • McQueen, A.S. and Hamp Mizell. History of the Okefenokee Swamp. 1926. Reprinted by Charlton County Historical Society, Georgia

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