The landscape of Hungryland Slough Natural Area is dotted with small oak/cabbage palm hammocks, but this one is more cabbage palm than oak. These places are a little higher and a little drier than the surrounding pine flatwoods, perhaps the highest and driest in the slough, but still on the moist side. In most of these places, it's laurel oaks rather than live oaks. The fallen fruit of these trees makes these hammocks prime foraging spots for wild hogs that roam the slough. By the way, cabbage palms, aka sabal palms, are Florida's state tree. They can thrive in a mix of habitats from very wet to very dry. Next photo.
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