Swamp Big Island Ecotones & Flora Pictures
Pocosin Savanna Ecotone © Kelvin Taylor
Kelvin Taylor: "An ecotone is a transitional zone between two
communities containing the characteristic
species of each. If a savanna goes a few years without a fire the
understory of woody trees and shrubs
grow thicker thus turning the savanna into a shrub bog."
Pine Barrens Gentian © Jim Fowler
Longleaf Pine Savanna © Skip Pudney
Green Swamp pocosin boardwalk © Kelvin Taylor
Kelvin Taylor: "This boardwalk leads from first savanna to second one.
As you can see
without a trail it would be a tangled,
difficult bushwhack through the thick shrubby pocosin thicket."
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