Save the Okefenokee Swamp

Written in collaboration with Okefenokee Protection Alliance The Okefenokee Swamp is the largest blackwater wetlands in North America and one of the world’s largest intact freshwater ecosystems. Located in the southeast corner of Georgia,its wide range of habitats is home to a rich diversity of plants, birds, fish, and wildlife and includes the headwaters of […]

The Wetland Wanderer Episode 3

Remember me? I’m, Lucia, The Wetland Wanderer, and I’m back! I’m excited to share with you Episode 3 of the Wetland Wanderer where I visit Congaree National Park in the beautiful state of South Carolina. In the video, I take you around to visit a moonshiner forest office, share a theory on what cypress knees […]

I’m Lucia, The Wetland Wanderer

I’m Lucia Ibarra, the Wetland Wanderer! I’ve been traveling all across the South visiting wetland forests. By visiting, exploring, and understanding the many values of wetlands, I hope to shine a spotlight on this incredibly misunderstood national treasure. I’ve been so lucky to encounter incredible plants and critters and to meet some amazing people who […]

The Value of Bottomland Hardwood Swamps

If anyone reading this has been fortunate enough to experience the wonder of a mature bottomland hardwood swamp, then place yourself in a category with few other people. Bottomland hardwoods in the Southern United States have been reduced to a small portion of what they once were for reasons anywhere from disease prevention to pine plantation development.