Seeing the Invisible

The trip to Barr Hammock Preserve revealed further spectacular “wild life” with the help of a microscope to view water samples I cautiously collected while on the hike. There are gators in those waters, but there is so much more. Myriads of microscopic creatures inhabit every drop and could be seen through the microscope cavortingContinue reading “Seeing the Invisible”

Barr Hammock

Between Gainesville and sleepy little Micanopy, a one by two mile lowland alternates between swamp and shallow lake and is called a hammock. Known as Barr Hammock Preserve, it is mostly swamp with a few ponds this time of year. Along its margins leafless cypress and maples sport beards of Spanish moss thought grass andContinue reading “Barr Hammock”