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Lesser-Known Swamps



There is nothing like the quiet timelessness of a swamp. Although best known for its most famous swamp, the Okefenokee, Georgia is home to other smaller, but equally extraordinary, swamps. On this episode, we'll visit two of Georgia's lesser-known swamps and find out why they are so special.

First, we'll explore Chickasawhatchee Swamp near Albany. Chickasawhatchee is one of the most important wetlands in the country. Made up of both bottomland swamp and upland forest the Chickasawhatchee plays a crucial ecological role and is a great place to go birding.

Phinizy Swamp in Augusta includes constructed wetlands to help filter the city's water supply, a wildlife management area where hunting is allowed, and lots of opportunities to view wildlife. Birds, snakes, and dragonflies thrive here, and you can learn about them at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park.


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