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Protected Places

Gorgas Swamp

East of the Tupelo Gum Swamp is the Gorgas Swamp, again populated with tupelo trees. This area borders both sides of General Gorgas Street, south

of Cadillac Square Park. In the past, sections of this area were being destroyed by excessive all-terrain vehicular traffic, which compacts the soil, generating ruts and gullies that serve to drain the water off the surface, thus interrupting the hydrologic cycle.

DIBS has acquired 10 properties in this area and although the properties are not all contiguous, the off-road vehicular traffic has decreased. Unfortunately, home construction in this area has increased and valuable bird habitat is being lost as lots are cleared for development.  Birding from the road is rewarding in this area especially during spring and fall migration.

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