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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Last month, I had an opportunity of visiting a mangrove forest in an island in Goa. To visit the wild life snctuary located in the forest, we had to cross the river in a ferry.
The mangrove trees grow with their roots in water , in a swampy, waterlogged place. The mangroves are host to a rich and diverse wildlife. The Salim Ali Wildlife sanctuaru hosts Fiddler crabs, various fish, crocodiles, and birds.
A mangrove flower.
Dense forest covers the island.
There is a pathway buttressed by stone slabs, which you can take to view the forest and its dwellers at close hand.
Swamps and mangrove forests are essential to the survival of life on the planet. But they are all under immense pressure from the expanding cities.
I am linking to Michelle's Nature Notes at Rambling Woods.