I was able to catch a view of the beautiful November Fall colors of the Six Mile Cypress Slough while I was riding my bicycle just outside of the preserve on the bicycle path along the parkway. The tree’s in the preserve are a collection of many wetland tree’s including Bald Cypress, Pond Cypress, Slash Pine, Red Maple, Live Oak, Swamp Bay, Sweet Bay, Tupelo, American Elm and Carrotwood. It’s nice to see broad leaf and deciduous trees that change color in South Florida where Pine and Palm trees seem to dominate the landscape. The trees in this picture border part of Gator Lake in the preserve which was excavated when the Six Mile Cypress Slough was saved and redeveloped in the 1970’s. The tree plantings including the ones in this picture are supposed to represent a cross section of trees that inhabit wetlands throughout Florida. If you visit the Six Mile Cypress Slough you can walk on a boardwalk through a swamp and wetland and see close-up many different species of plants, trees and wildlife in a wetland.
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