Springtime in the Big Cypress 2008
My son once told me that my (this) website, at least the stories part was like a blog. I told what I was doing on my trips to the Big Cypress Swamp, rather then having just a web site about the Big Cypress Swamp. He is right, I do write about things I see and happenings on trips, its my way of documenting nature, things that affect the swamp and when they happen. A lot of the ole timers in the swamp have done the same thing by keeping logs of their trips. The difference is I am making my log public on the internet and I guess that is what a blog is, a log of happenings or subjects published on the internet.
A true blog is such that people can read the blog and make comments back, by clicking on a link that allows them to comment and have it appear below the content of the page. I have considered this, but with that comes a time consuming responsibility to monitor the blog and remove offensive language or inappropriate subject matter, time that I don't want to spend responding to people that are irresponsible about their comments, so this website is not a true blog.
I will say that on the main start page is a link to email me and people from time to time do that. I don't remember ever getting a negative email, most people that take the time to email me, have been complimentary of the site and have enjoyed the Big Cypress Swamp at some point of their life and have fond memories of that time. A few have sent me stories of their time in the Big Cypress and I have added those stories, to the story page. Anyone is welcome to email me and share their good times in the Big Cypress Swamp.
Sahara Club Blunder
Smoky Evening from Prescribed Burn at Little Deer Airstrip in April
Treed Raccoon Close up
Treed Coon up a Spindle Tree
Its been a long time since I have seen a Raccoon along the trail to SixPack. Most of them have been eaten by Panthers in the Big Cypress Swamp. This young coon was by the buggy trail and quickly climbed a little spindly tree. Maybe they have learned a Panther can't climb a tree this small and that is the coon's way of not becoming a meal.
Short Video to Give You an Idea how little the Tree was
Story By Steve May 20, 2008