Georgia Habitats
Okefenokee Swamp 
 
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Description- A swamp is an area of land covered in still or slow-moving water, with plants growing in and around it. Only a few kinds of trees can grow in such waterlogged areas. These trees such as cypress trees have roots that stick out of the water to take in air. The Okefenokee Swamp gets its name for Choctaw Indian words which mean "quivering earth". The dark tea color of the water is due to tannic acid formed from decaying plant material and peat. 

Location- The Okefenokee Swamp is located in southeastern Georgia. It is 38 miles in length and approximately 25 miles wide. The swamp covers almost 700 square miles. 

What animals live there? - Alligators, marsh rabbits, otters, frogs, raccoons, dragonfly, ibis, and mosquitoes all live in the swamp.

What plants grow there? - Cypress trees, as seen at the top of the page, catttails and water lillies all grow in the swamp.
 

Alligators
Marsh Rabbit
Otter


Raccoons


Frogs

Dragonfly
Mosquitos

Cattails

Ibis
Water Lily