Everglades National Park

Outdoor Activities

Guided nature walks

Hiking

Canoeing

Biking

Camping

Tram and boat tours

Big image
Big image

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.

Big image

Problems Faced

Pollution of the bay and land areas

Human development

Extinction of some species

Bad water quality


Geological Features

Hardhood Hammock

Pineland

Mangrove

Coastal Lowlands

Freshwater Marl Prairie

Marine and Estuarine

Works Cited

"Ecoscenario: Everglades National Park." Ecoscenario: Everglades National Park. Web. 6 Dec. 2014. .

"Everglades National Park." - UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Web. 6 Dec. 2014. .

"Everglades National Park - National Geographic." National Geographic. Web. 6 Dec. 2014. .

"Pollutants Threaten the Everglades' Future." EARTH Magazine. Web. 6 Dec. 2014. .

United States. National Park Service. "Natural Features & Ecosystems." National Parks Service. U.S. Department of the Interior, 26 Nov. 2014. Web. 6 Dec. 2014. .