Okefenokee Photography Workshop

I’m sad I can’t make it, but wanted to let others know about this great Okefenokee Photography Workshop. Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge – Spring Photography Workshop with John Reed. Saturday, March 7, 2020. To register contact the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center 912-496-7836.https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Okefenokee/press_releases.html

Shared Okefenokee Post: Kayaking with Alligators — The Wandering RVer

Sharing another great travel blog to the majestic Okefenokee Swamp. This one is by The Wandering RVer. We only had 2 days to explore the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, not nearly enough time considering it covers 630 sq miles. The swamp is only part of the Okefenokee experience, there are also vast wet prairies, pineContinue reading “Shared Okefenokee Post: Kayaking with Alligators — The Wandering RVer”

Okefenokee Plant Life: the White Water Lily

When one says, “swamp”, one of the first images related to the flora and vegetation of the habitat is, of course, the towering Cypress trees and flowing curtains of Spanish Moss. On my forth trip to the majestic Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, I spent some time to learn the other floral inhabitants of this beautifulContinue reading “Okefenokee Plant Life: the White Water Lily”

Okefenokee Bittern: Hidden in Plain Sight

My daughter and I were only ten minutes into a four-day canoe trip through the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia and already we had missed something! As we were paddling up the channel to Billy’s Lake from the Stephen C. Foster State Park boat ramp, we pulled to the side to let a tourist-laden pontoon boatContinue reading “Okefenokee Bittern: Hidden in Plain Sight”

The Okefenokee Swamp – Morning on Billy’s Lake

Thursday, March 12, 2015 – After a breakfast of freeze-dried biscuits and gravy, we loaded the cooler and our packs for a full day of paddling. We were going to press further up the Suwanee River than on our guided tour, perhaps 10 miles up closer to the heart of the swamp. Coming upon Billy’sContinue reading “The Okefenokee Swamp – Morning on Billy’s Lake”

Birding the Okefenokee: Pileated Woodpecker

A loud call breaks the warm, still afternoon air. “Are there monkeys in the Okefenokee Swamp?”, my young daughter asks. “No. That’s a bird”, I tell her. “Watch over there.” In a moment, a flaming red crest appears from behind the trunk of the tree, peering in our direction as it searches another soft spotContinue reading “Birding the Okefenokee: Pileated Woodpecker”

Okefenokee, give us a sign!

After miles of seemingly endless, boring driving through pine flat-woods, one hopes for a sign from heaven that the swamp is nearing. And that first “sign” is literally a large, wooden sign marking the entrance to the refuge! The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1937 as a “refuge and breeding ground for migratoryContinue reading “Okefenokee, give us a sign!”

Shared Okefenokee Post: The Land of Trembling Earth — Wandering Dawgs

Sharing a great post and wonderful photos from another Okefenokee adventurer, Wandering Dawgs. Enjoy! Okefenokee – “the Land of Trembling Earth” What better way to begin our winter southern adventure than a stop in one of our favorite state parks, Stephen C. Foster State Park in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Much of the swampContinue reading “Shared Okefenokee Post: The Land of Trembling Earth — Wandering Dawgs”