Saturday, April 12, 2014

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

 I am linking up with Gemma's  Scenic Weekend

Once in a while I will feature a local Maryland Park or Natural Area used for recreation.
Battle Creek Cypress Swamp in Calvert County, Maryland is one of the most northernmost stands of Bald Cypress trees.


The Bald Cypress is a typical sub-tropical tree in the Blackwater swamps of the southeast.



A snakelike boardwalk takes you thru the Bald Cypress Swamp.



 The Bald Cypress knees.


The knobby knees emerge out of the water. The Battle Creek Bald Cypress consists of 100 acres of Bald Cypress and woodlands. In the spring you can find various birds, frogs and turtles making their home in the swamp. the land was purchased by the Nature Conservancy and is leased and operated by Calvert County Rec & Parks. I have visited many Maryland parks during all my birding outings, another park we visited on this outing was the Flag Ponds Nature Park and Calvert Cliffs State Park.. 


I hope you enjoyed my travel post.  I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.  

 Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate your comments. Thanks for stopping by to see my post and thanks to Gemma for hosting Scenic Weekends.

7 comments:

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

when they have walks like this - i wonder how they start to begin with? gorgeous scenes. ( :

Fun60 said...

Quite a strange landscape. I have never heard of these trees before but then we don't have swamps in the UK.

Wandering Wren said...

Hi Eileen
Love the boardwalk and your photos of the Battle Creek cypress swamp, it looks fascinating and my sort of walk!
Wren x

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
What a beautiful and strange place!Gorgeous pictures!!Wish you a Happy Palm Sunday!Hugs!
Dimi...

Gemma Wiseman said...

So enjoy winding boardwalks like this one. Such an eerie but fascinating world created by those trees.

Celia M. High Heeled Life said...

What a fabulous boardwalk!! and the setting looks so peaceful...great photos. Hugs, C. (HHL)

Cranberry Morning said...

Ah, I would love to walk that boardwalk through the swamp! (except on a dark night). Beautiful images!