Swamps often get a bad rap. People think of them as dirty, smelly, or full of mosquitoes. I did too, until I actually moved south to where swamps are more prevalent. Now, I love their calm waters, their stillness, and their cypress knees jutting up into the air like anthills. I found this lovely swamp in Virginia’s First Landing State Park.
Erika Zambello is a writer, birder, and photographer living and working along the Emerald Coast of Florida. She has a master’s degree in environmental management, where she specialized in ecosystem science and conservation. Her love of the outdoors was inspired by a childhood in Maine, where she returned for her National Geographic Young Explorer grant. In addition to Maine, she has lived in New York, France, Washington, DC, and North Carolina. Erika believes in the power of communicating conservation and exploration, which was the inspiration for One World, Two Feet. View all posts by Erika Zambello