A patch of glasswort Salicornia viginica covering the intertidal zone the west side of Cumberland Island National Seashore.
Despite our naiveté and a call for heavy rains, we stayed in hammocks at Cumberland. Worked out pretty well!
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.
From crustose to fruticose, Cumberland Island is rich with lichens, many of which seemed to be forming fruiting bodies in abundance. Some of the round, egg-like lichens that dwell on the ground’s surface covered a light gap, similar to those I photographed at the Ogeechee Canal. While not pictured, there were also red lichens covering spots of Live Oak bark.
The weekend before Thanksgiving, Sean, John, and I visited Cumberland Island National Seashore for an overnight trip. The island is accessible via ferry and has several areas to camp, including some that are ‘primitive’ – that is, without water or a restroom.
We hiked in about 7 miles and stayed at the aptly named campsite, Yankee’s Paradise.