Sunday, April 29, 2012
Alligator Lilies in the dark and mysterious Blackwater Swamp
I was running along the dirt roads that pass through the dark and mysterious Blackwater Swamp this morning. For ten miles I didn't see a single human or car. I could hear lots of strange noises coming from the swamp. Noises I don't normally hear in my high and dry scrub. Tall, mossy trees hung over the road and fat snakes whipped into the vegetation.
Eveything cheered up though when I came across a large patch of alligator lilies. Hymenocallis palmeri is a swamp lily that is relatively common, especially in the southern areas of Florida.