Monthly Archive: August 2012

Bogs in Northwest Florida

The term bog brings to mind something similar to the term swamp… how is it different? Swamps generally have standing water most of the year; a bog appears dry… until you walk in it and then you then discover that it is wet and mucky.  It is a wetland with moist hydric soils that squish …

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Wetlands of Escambia County

Wetlands have been protected in the state of Florida since the 1970’s.  The reason for this legislation was that scientists and agencies realized their biological value.  It is hard to imagine a state as wet as Florida having drinking water issues, but in fact many areas are.  Science has found that wetlands hold and trap …

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