January 9, 2013

I Toured Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park in Florida

On the very last day of our Florida vacation, as a lover of trees, shrubs, and all sorts of plants, there was still one more place I wanted to visit, Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park.  This 280-acre bay-side island is on the National Register of Historic Places and is the site of a virgin hardwood forest, or old-growth forest, which is a forest that has attained great age without significant disturbance.  I went off on my own to explore this place, as the others wanted to remain at our resort, Pines and Palms, to relax and swim.  I was glad I did go alone because the island is quite mysterious and not a good place for little children.

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