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Hidden wild royal palm(s) in FL

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Yunder Wækraus

At minute 13:43 there appears to be the fallen fronds of a royal palm. I saw nothing like that throughout the gentleman’s walk through the swamp until that point. Does anyone have any idea where this might be?

 

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This is Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park (aka the Fak) in southwest Florida. Tim is mostly on or near Jane's Memorial Scenic Drive (Jane's). I didn't watch the entire video but I could see a few Royal palms in the distance around 13:35. You can also see at least two Royals starting around 1:20. At that point in the video he is standing roughly here:

https://www.google.com/maps/@26.0076474,-81.4112088,3a,75y,0.3h,82.79t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s_rBmvUZPjilWq49riVZAFg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

The last time the Google street view cam visited was in 2011. They have since built the gate that you see in the video closing off the northern part of Jane's to car traffic. It is still open to hiking and cycling. Continuing down the rest of Jane's eventually takes you to Picayune Strand Preserve where we happen to be going today.

The area in and around the Fak is a fantastic place with a large population of native Royal palms. They are awesome. I love seeing and being around any palms growing wild in their native habitat. I posted this photo from that general area in another thread:

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I seen Royal Palms after a minute and a half. You can tell they took a beating from the hurricane.

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