Turtle Swamp Wetlands

While trees were being bulldozed to build more houses, Russell Island’s Turtle Swamp Wetland was preserved. This was a place to soak up the beautiful squiggly bark gum trees, grass trees and paper barks.

Turtle Swamp Wetlands, Russell Island
Sand near the entrance to Turtle Swamp Wetlands, Russell Island

At the entrance,  the wetland had an expanse of sand, an unusual sight since much of the shoreline of the island was mud and the interior red soil; but then again, maybe not, since the island opposite was one of the biggest sand islands in  the world.

Turtle Swamp Wetlands, Russell Island
Young grass tree, Turtle Swamp Wetlands

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