It's an algae at the lowest level of the food chain that feeds snails and other critters, regrettable even the mosquito larvae.
inside the cypress dome, I'm surprised to see a couple of red
mangroves growing beside the trees, dozens of miles from the
Thankfully, neither alligators nor any of the area's 27 types of snakes, 4 of them poisonous, are nearby either.
?If you come across a snake that doesn't want to get out the way, figure that it's poisonous,? advises Rob, who is always our point man. he half-hour tromp ends uneventfully, as every Swamp Tromp should.
The deep marl doesn't pull off any shoes, no one falls into the muck, and the mosquitoes must have already lunched because they are surprisingly scarce.
While my shoes will recover, my muddy white socks will never be used again. Or at least not until my next Swamp Tromp.