We took a leisurely drive down to Miami for a dive trip this weekend. Mom rerouted us off the road onto a 17 mile dirt road straight through Big Cypress. While we didn’t see the alligators and pythons we hoped for we say lots of epiphytes in the cypress, ponds of fish and a LOT of suicidal grasshoppers dotting the road. A storm was fast approaching so we only stopped for a few photos! There were HUGE gar in the water behind us!