November in Okefenokee

November 21, 2013 at 4:47 am (Autumn, fine art photography, Georgia, National Wildlife Refuges (US Fish & Wildlife), Nature, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Photography) (, , , , , )

Dewdrops decorate spider web made in a clump of tickseed sunflowers

Dewdrops decorate spider web made in a clump of tickseed sunflowers

November might herald snow and frostbitten landscapes in northern climes, but it is the last hurrah of fall color in the Okefenokee Swamp.  While the diversity of flowers peaked in September and October, the abundance of flowers definitely define November.  Gone are the white water lily blooms.  Gone are the lavender blazing stars.  Gone are the swamp sunflowers and coreopsis and goldenrod.  Now the wetlands are dominated by the “tickseed sunflower” – (Bidens spp.)

Mizell Prairie

Mizell Prairie

They decorate the banks of the Suwannee Canal, but to see a knock-me-over profusion, paddle into Mizell Prairie on the Cedar Hammock trail. Read the rest of this entry »

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