National Geographic : 1955 Jan
© National Geographic Society 56 Bearded Cypresses and Cabbage Palms Tower Above the Sparkling Weekiwachee Weekiwachee's Indian name means "little water." The narrow stream winds 12 miles through a wilderness. Ten miles of swampland stretch to the south, 20 miles of forest to the north. Bright-feathered wood ducks inhabit this region, together with limpkins, black-crowned night herons, ospreys, and anhingas, or snakebirds. Razorlike sawgrass in foreground could cut a wader's bare skin to ribbons.