Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lake Griffin SP - The Big Tree

Tippy was excited to see the big tree and wanted to go toward it first thing.  Fortunately for Tippy, the park had clearly marked the trail to the tree.

If we had been riding bikes, there was a nice bike rack.  By that, we assume that the trail is not suitable for bikes.

The beginning of the tree trail has heavy underbrush on each side.  I told Tippy to be careful as we don't know what kind of predators lie in wait in the darkness of those trees.

 As we moved on toward the tree, the trail became more narrow.  I think I like all this greenery.

This is not the big tree.  See the Resurrection Ferns.  It recently rained so they are alive.  They die in dry weather and are "resurrected " when it rains.

That must be the big tree up there.  We are still quite aways off.

Closer - It is big.

Can you imagine that - the second largest Oak tree in Florida and 300 to 500 years old. We have visited the Angel Oak near Charleston, SC which is claimed to be close to 2000 years old.

 Base of the tree.

Closeup of the base.   It looks like it has been pruned at one time.

Tomorrow, we will explore the rest of the park.

Ron, Tippy and Treky

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