26°56’21.73″N 81°19’06.17″W elev 39 ft
Fisheating Creek Outpost, 7555 U.S. 27, Palmdale, Florida, 33944
The view from our campsite
The water appears the color of copper because Fisheating creek is a blackwater river. The water is stained from debris that has settled at the bottom of the river.
The creek becomes shallow in the autumn, but during the summer it floods the forest.
This is ibis country
Can you spot the ibis?
This massive cypress dome is about six feet in diameter.
Song bird on a cypress knee
We saw lots of alligators
Florida red-bellied cooter
Egret (I think)
This massive hornet’s nest was about five feet tall.
This flooded forest intersected Service Road 731.
Service Road 731 takes you through the town of Venus, Highlands county, home to the experimental architecture project “The Venus Project”. The red circle represents the location of the flooded forest.
So long and farewell!