Everglades National Park

Introduction

The Everglades is located in Southern Florida. It covers about 1,000,000 hectares. It is set-aside nature and the largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi River. It was discovered by Native Americans called "People of the Glades" and it used to be an ancient sea bottom that dried up overtime. It is now a lowlands.

Things to do

There are many outdoor activities to do at the Everglades. From biking to camping there's something for everyone. You can go on air boat rides and see some pretty cool birds like the Snowy Egret, Great Egret, and Roseate Spoonbill if bird watchings your hobby. You can hike the trails and canoe at Everglades National Park.

Animals

The animals adapt well to the environment. A big ecosystem goes on there. The most popular animal is the alligator. There's the Florida Panther and some common birds like the Snowy Egret, Great Egret and Roseate Spoonbill. There is also fish, lizards, snakes, mosquitos and manatees that adapt also well to the Everglades.


WARNING!!!

Vultures are attracted to the rubber on your car. And have been known to cause severe damage. They are federally protected birds that cannot be harmed. But to avoid those nasty creatures you can park in all sun, use a car cover, and make loud noises to spook away the vultures. Or notify a ranger if it is not too late.

Wildlife

the Everglades is home to 2 endangered plants. Also in the care of the Everglades is the Strangler fig. They rap their roots around a smaller tree and over a long period of time "strangle' the smaller tree to death then take the dead trees spot in the Everglades National Park.

Fees

The Everglades charges you based on your transportation and not by the number in your party. A private vehicle comes to the total $10.00. And is good for a valid week. An annual pass is $25.00 and valid 12 months. And a Pedestrian or Cyclist is $5.00 for a valid & days.

You can find all of the pictures at National Park Services. Or go to http://www.nps.gov/ever/index.htm.