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    Yeah, kinda the way my Daddy described it. An island of something in the middle of a lot of something else.

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    That's my Hammock setup, an oasis in the middle of nowhere. My little cocoon of comfort when I'm out there. My Island...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Here is a classic example of a Florida hammock ....
    It looks like a hammock is made for hammocks!

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    I'm gonna" see if I can get out there with ya'll ... just picked up a new contract in Bradenton, so I'm not sure what my scheduling will be at this time, I'm hangin' in the yard tonight in my Clark Ultralight under my MYOG $5.00 silnylon tarp, testing it out ...
    "The wise man questions others wisdom because he questions his own, the foolish man because it is different from his own." Leo Stein

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    If the tree's are mostly cypress, it's a cypress dome. If mostly Bay Tree's, it's a Bay Head. My favorite is the Cabbage Palm Hammock, parklike under cabbage palms over storied with large hardwoods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spidennis View Post
    I've seen this on maps, but just what is a "hammock"?
    Here is another pic. In short, palmetto scrub with larger trees interspersed. It often is a sort of high spot (sometimes measured in miles) on the edge of lower wetter land. At least this is what is most commonly called hammock where I live.

    http://www.floridasnature.com/images...%20hammock.jpg
    Hedgehogs! Why can't they just share the hedge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by olddog View Post
    If the tree's are mostly cypress, it's a cypress dome. If mostly Bay Tree's, it's a Bay Head. My favorite is the Cabbage Palm Hammock, parklike under cabbage palms over storied with large hardwoods.
    This great Olddog. We are gonna put you through your paces! I want to drink every bit of this deep background Florida landscape description and distinction. It is getting harder and harder to find folks who can make these distinctions. I know I cannot, and I wish I could.
    Hedgehogs! Why can't they just share the hedge?

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    If that's a threat all I ask is please don't kick the olddog. Back in the Navy I had to deal with men that thought Florida was coconut palms & sand beaches. In my opinion this is some of the best of the Florida wilderness.

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    Oh, I forgot to mention the redbugs, chiggers, mosquitos, snakes, gators, wild boar & skunkman.

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    Does anyone live near Tamp or St. Petersburg that's planning on attemdiing?

    This might be possible for me to attend. Now that the details are finalized I can get to checking out flights through Alegiant airlines.
    I like big hammocks - I cannot like.

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