Fresh water marshes

By Xiomara Pena

Our florida ecosystem; the everglades

The Everglades is a freshwater marsh located in southern florida, you can find it on a map! It is a national park which means it is protected by the government. Because the everglades is so big, it's filled with many things to do. You can go camping, canoeing, hiking, sightseeing, and even do ranger programs.

Abiotic and Biotic factors

Biotic Factors

Everglade snail kite

  • Piping plover
  • Brown pelican
  • Roseate tern
  • Snowy egret
  • Little blue heron
  • Tricolor heron
  • White ibis
  • Wood stork
  • Roseate spoonbill
  • Burrowing owl
  • Crested caracara
  • Bald eagle
  • Florida panther
  • Florida black bear
  • Everglades mink
  • Key deer
  • Lower Keys marsh rabbit
  • Sanibel Island rice rat
  • Silver rice rat
  • Key Largo woodrat
  • Key Largo Cotton Mouse
  • West Indian manatee
  • Pygmy fringe-tree
  • Florida golden aster
  • Florida perforate cladonia
  • Pigeon wings
  • Short-leaved rosemary
  • Avon Park harebells
  • Okeechobee gourd
  • Beautiful pawpaw
  • Garrett's mint
  • Scrub mint
  • Lakela's mint
  • American alligator
  • American crocodile
  • Eastern indigo snake
  • Atlantic salt marsh water snake
  • Blue tail mole skink
  • Sand skink
  • Loggerhead sea turtle
  • Green sea turtle
  • Leatherback sea turtle
  • Kemp’s riley sea turtle
  • Schaus swallowtail butterfly
  • Stock Island tree snail
  • Atlantic sturgeon
  • Short nose sturgeon
  • Shoal bass
  • Suwannee bass
  • Rivulets
  • Lake Eustis pupfish
  • Black mouth shiner
  • Bluenose shiner
  • Salt marsh topminnow
  • Key silverside
  • Fat three-ridge
  • Chipolata slab shell
  • Purple bank climber
  • Shiny rayed pocketbook
  • Gulf moccasin shell
  • Ochlocknee moccasin shell
  • Oval pig toe
  • Saw grass
  • Swamp lily
  • Perphyton
  • Pinnacle rock
  • Air plant
  • Gumbo limbo
  • Slash pine
  • Royal palm
  • Orchid
  • Strangler fig
  • Strap fern
  • Turtle grass
  • Red mangrove
  • Abiotic Factors

    The abiotic factors of the everglades is pretty much just the amount of water, temperature, and soil.

    Human impact on the everglades

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    Apex predator the Burmese python

    The burmese python is one of the five largest species of snakes in the world. They are dark colored with brown blotches bordered with black on their back. They ARE NOT native to the everglades! As a matter of fact they have been changing the balance of the food chain. When they started to be seen more frequently is when the rabbits started to vanish!

    Classification of burmese python



    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Chordata

    Subphylum: Vertebrata

    Class: Reptilia

    Order: Squamata

    Suborder: Serpentes

    Family: Pythonidae

    Genus: python

    Species: P. bivittatus

    Endangered Species

    The florida panther


    1. The florida panther's other name is Puma concolor coryi.
    2. They are strictly carnivores and only eat meat.
    3. This species is currently endangered due to habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation. The main reason is habitat reduction. Mercury in panthers is also a potential threat to them