Everglades National Park
Tram and boat tours
Animals and Plants
Frogs, crocodiles, alligators, sharks, flamingoes, 300 bird species, Manatee, raccoons, opossums, and Florida panthers. Plus many, many more.
Bromeliads and epiphytic orchids, cacti, many grasses, algae and other marine plants, and a variety of trees.
Climate and History
Climate: A subtropical environment that has temperate climate conditions, some similar characteristics of the north, and Caribbean climates. December to April is the winter dry season. Weather is usually good for viewing the park.
History: Established in 1947 by many conservationists, scientist, and other advocates. Was established to conserve the landscape and also to prevent the degradation of the area. Since this area is so unlike others around the world they wanted to keep it safe. It also used to be a home for many Native American tribes. Became a biosphere in 1976.
Extinction of some species
Bad water quality
Freshwater Marl Prairie
Marine and Estuarine
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United States. National Park Service. "Natural Features & Ecosystems." National Parks Service. U.S. Department of the Interior, 26 Nov. 2014. Web. 6 Dec. 2014. .