The Okefenokee Swamp

By: Eva Her

The Okefenoke Swamp

The beauty of the Okefenokee Swamp provides you a glimpse of the amazing wildlife. Its special home is southeast Georgia. The counties the Okefenokee Swamp is in are Charlton, Ware, and Clinch, Georgia and Baker, Florida. It is a magical place with an interesting history.

To begin with, the Okefenokee Swamp is an exquisite place. The swamp is very grassy with huge cypress trees, beautiful lily pads, and a lot more. It is home to hundreds of alligators that room free. The swamp is roughly 700 square miles. It’s a refuge for different animals like black bears and otters. In the second Seminole war, Seminoles stayed in the Okefenokee Swamp.

In addition, the Okefenokee Swamp is in four different counties. It formed 5 million years ago during the Cretaceous geological period. The Okefenokee Swamp was created by wave action associated with offshore sandbar. Destructive forces like water erosion helped create the Okefenokee. The Okefenokee Swamp is huge and beautiful.

To end off, some of the animals are not caged. The wildlife that lives in here are alligators, snakes, blue herons, wood storks, white ibises, black bears, raccoons, and etc. The black bears are in a large habitat that is fenced so they will not get out. The plants there are cypress trees, ferns, yellow-eyed grass, lily pads, and etc. The lily pads with the white flower in the middle are magnificent.

Over all this has been fun, but I have to end this. I hope you have learned new things about the Okefenokee Swamp. My favorite paragraph was the 4th paragraph. I hope you visit the Okefenokee Swamp because it is gorgeous. You also get to ride in a boat and see the beautiful alligators. I still recommend you to go to the Okefenokee Swamp.