Hike westward from the parking lot and you'll soon notice that Hungryland Slough Natural Area becomes a series of large, wet meadows and marshes divided by sections of pine flatwoods and oak/cabbage palm hammocks. One after the other after the other at least as far north as the Loop Trail extends. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Strip away all the vegetation and you'd see that the land slightly undulates, higher in some places, lower in others, then higher again. This single image captures a good deal of what Hungryland Slough looks like. Note the open water near the flatwoods, an indication that it fairly deep there, too deep for any kind emergant plant life to take hold, be it tree, shrub or herb. Next photo.