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Fakahatchee park 2019

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Mr.SamuraiSword

After our visit to everglades city we decided to go to Fakahatchee preserve .  before Everglades city on 41, I noticed royals that could be wild plants but some had the normal understory of shrubs cut so I am not 100% sure if some of these are wild examples.  

These look more wild 

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These I cant fully tell, maybe they were there before the area was cleared . 

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Notice the one coconut palm in the left of the picture .  

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Now for the actual preserve.  the first 10 minutes of driving was mostly marsh with reeds and scattered palmetto hammocks.  no royals here . 

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I started seeing smaller royal examples after the area changed from wetlands to more hardwood trees . they started getting bigger as we drove further in . 

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Here are some nice examples on the path .   

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Of course I tried to get some shots of ones in the brush and some didn't turn out so bad

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Some more random shots of Royals

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Saw some tall ones too, but many were hard to get shots of as they were usually further in the thick brush .  

Look how far the white trunk goes on this one.  pictures dont do it justice .    also another one  

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Biggest one I saw . 

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After leaving the park, we saw a few smaller royals as we went back on 41 to naples .  here are 2 larger ones closer to Collier park that we drove by.

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Thanks for looking, I wish I could have gone on the foot trail but we simply were crunched for time . we got there on a monday and got back home that same friday night. hope you enjoyed!

 

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Yunder Wækraus

Spectacular! My favorite palm.

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ruskinPalms

Great photos! Thanks for sharing!

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Husain

Thanks for sharing and royal palm is one of my favorite palms 

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Sandy Loam

Nice photos for a short visit! 

Check out this photo of royal Palms at the same park: 

 https://www.johnmoranphoto.com/flora_014.html

That strand of royal palms continues next door at Collier Seminole State Park too. 

 

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