Okefenokee Swamp


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Okefenokee Swamp

(ō'kəfənō`kē), c.600 sq mi (1,550 sq km), c.40 mi (60 km) long and averaging 20 mi (32 km) in width, SE Ga., extending into N Fla. It is a saucer-shaped depression with low ridges and small islands rising above the water and vegetation cover. It abounds in varied wildlife, and is drained by the Suwanee and St. Marys rivers. In Georgia the swamp makes up most of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (est. 1937).

Okefenokee Swamp

a swamp in the US, in SE Georgia and N Florida: protected flora and fauna. Area: 1554 sq. km (600 sq. miles)
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Conner & Day (1992), however, reported significantly higher litter production for better-drained sites versus stagnant sites (579 g/[m.sup.2] in seasonally-flooded > 401-405 g/[m.sup.2] in slowly-flowing > 293 g/[m.sup.2] in impounded areas.) There are also examples of low total litter production values in still-water ecosystems, such as at Okefenokee Swamp, GA (328 g/[m.sup.2], Schlesinger [1978]) and a cypress swamp in Illinois (348 g/[m.sup.2], Mitsch et al.
Among the goods and chattels they brought along was a newly acquired minor-league spring-training facility located beside the Okefenokee Swamp on the outskirts of Waycross, Georgia.
Take a journey through the Okefenokee Swamp! This beautiful book, through rhyming text and fantastic illustrations, tells readers all about this swamp on the Georgia-Florida border and its inhabitants.
But that's about produce farming, something relatively new to this area on the fringes of the Okefenokee Swamp. Subsistence farming, on the other hand, has always been a known means of survival here.
Some of them are from such exotic locales as Belize, while others are from somewhat less distant locales, such as the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia, the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, Yosemite National Park in California and the Rangeley Lakes region in Maine.
I don't knowif it's because of all the rain or because of my beloved's over zealous application of plant food, but the garden has been completely taken over by them - my son said that coming up the front path was like walking through the Okefenokee Swamp.
In Georgia, a second wildfire in Okefenokee Swamp has burned more than 100,000 acres, rivalling in just five days the vast record-setting fire that has scorched south-east Georgia for more than three weeks, firefighters said.
The family lives through Hurricane Bob in Maine, are caught in the tides of Tybee Island in Georgia and face alligators in Okefenokee Swamp in Florida.
The case studies come from the Okefenokee Swamp, Louisiana's chemical corridor, and imperiled and extinct birds.
Where else could you take your kids to the beach one day and the Okefenokee Swamp the next?
This beautiful river carries all the excess water from the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia through my backyard on its long way to the ocean.
Go to the Okefenokee Swamp for encounters with thousands of alligators, snakes, spiders, carnivorous plants and other scary wild life.