Geocaching adventures recently took The Saint and I to nearby Phinizy Swamp. I thought that I had talked about this wonderful place at some point but could not find any links here on this blog.
I cannot believe I have never talked about this place with you as it is a nature lovers paradise here in GEORGIA! Maybe I have mentioned this place before but the memory is lacking these days.
Each time we visit the Swamp, we find interesting things such as these old Snake Eggs.
Our walk took us by an old cemetery we never knew about until this day. The bricks of the wall were crumbling from time and I was happy to see a fence erected for preservation of this sacred ground. It could use some TLC in the weed department though.
We spotted this small skull. Any guesses on what critter? Raccoon maybe, an Opossum?
Blossoms were blooming on this beautiful sunny day in January.
Spanish Moss drapes on the trees within the swamp.
The Swamp is alive with life such as Egret.
With some green colors as well.
Love this bright green in the swamp.
Spanish Moss was blowing with a light breeze making the trees seem to dance.
One can observe the swamp from above while strolling along a boardwalk.
This Swamp is an overflow from the Savannah River. The nearby Water Treatment Plant of Augusta has holding ponds in the area. The Swamp and ponds act as a natural filtering system. We spotted a rather large alligator sunning within one of the holding ponds.
And a second alligator taking a swim!
Birds were sunning in the holding ponds.
We believe these birds to be Cormorants. Click HERE to learn more about Cormorants. We had a great day and must have walked over 5 miles if not more! This place is a jewel and we love PHINIZY SWAMP, In the Garden...
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