Our guide for our walk through this slough surprised me by commenting that spring is starting here. We had just walked past many pond and bald cypress trees, which now have their leaves gone. As we walked into higher elevations of the park, where there are oak, willow, and elm trees he pointed out the new leaves which are coming out on those trees. Maybe if I lived here the whole year, the seasons would make sense to me! Speaking of seasons, Russ pointed out to us some air plants, or epiphytes which are starting to bloom.