Everglades National Park

By Ashlyn And Taylor

About the Everglades

Everglades National park is located in southern Florida. Florida is located in the southeastern tip of the United States. The climate in Everglades is rainy and warm. Two million years ago, southern Florida used to be covered with glaciers. Soon the glaciers melted because the temperature rose causing waterways like the Florida Bay to form. Some waterways in the Everglades are Florida Bay and sloughs. Some landforms of the Everglades are Coastal Prairie Trail and Mangrove Forest. A few interesting facts are the Everglades are losing water which is affecting the plants and animals. There are more than 340 types of birds in the Everglades.

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Ashlyn about everglades by Deerfield School

The formation of Florida Bay

Everglades National Park has many waterways. Two million years ago southern Florida was covered with glaciers. Once the glaciers melted many rivers, lakes, and ponds were formed. The melting of the glaciers also formed the Florida Bay. The extra water flooded parts of southern Florida.

At the bottom of Florida Bay you can find limestone rock. The limestone was formed by shells, mud, and sand pressed together at the bottom of the Bay.

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FLorida Bay Formation by Deerfield School

Fun Facts

  • The Everglades is losing water

  • It affects the animals and plants

  • There are lots of campsites

  • There are lots of hiking trails

  • Everglades has only 2 seasons

  • Everglades gets 40-65 inches of rain a year(100-165 centimeters)

  • More than 340 kinds of birds