Maritime forests

Behind the dunes, live oak Quercus virginiana dominate the canopy of the maritime forest on much of Cumberland Island. The oaks are covered in epiphytes and lichens, including resurrection ferns and Spanish moss, and the under story is thick with saw palmetto.

Some mammals at Cumberland

A few photographs of some of the mammals we saw at Cumberland Island. Knowing how ornery my father’s domesticated horses are, I did not want to approach the wild horses on the island… so you can see a couple in the background of those of those photographs.