Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge - GA - USA - UNESCO TENTATIVE

The third postcard sent by Judy swows another tentative site (this on I get it and totally agree), the Okefenokee Swamp (what a wonderful name - try to say it several times really fast!) is located in southeastern Florida and it's vital for the local ecology and its amphibian populations are bio-indicators of global health. Thank you very much Judy for this amazing triple swap, a wonderful contribution to my collection. This postcard took 20 days to arrive!
 
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge - GEORGIA - USA
  
This National Wildlife Refuge consists of more than 162,000 hectares (about 400,000 acres) embracing 92% of the Okefenokee Swamp, a large hydrologically intact swamp that is the source of two rivers, one that flows into the Atlantic and the other into the Gulf of Mexico.  The Refuge also has extensive and essentially undisturbed peat deposits. 
  
   
  

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