Honey Island Swamp is full of cypress trees covered with Spanish moss. Our tour guide showed us that Spanish moss turns green when you put it in the water, and he told us that it can be cleaned off and used as stuffing for upholstery.
Here are a few photographs showing the part of the swamp we visited. The Pearl River and its tributaries flow through the swamp. The river was named by European explorers who found pearls littered along its banks, left there by Indians who were only interested in the oysters' shells and meat.