Everglades National Park

By Heather and Paulina

About Everglades National Park

Everglades national park is a very fun place to go.

In Everglades, the temperature is usually 75º to 90º and is very hot. There are 2 seasons - rainy and dry. The dry season is from December to April or May. The rainy season starts in April or May and ends in November. There are many waterways in Everglades. There is the Florida Bay, swamps, rivers, and lakes. There are also many plants like sawgrass, mangrove, cypress, royal palm, cabbage palm, live oak, gumbo limbo, and west indian mahogany trees, ferns, bromeliads, and orchids. There are also many animals including the florida panther, the american alligator, raccoon, skunk, opossum, bobcat, whitetail deer, indian manatee, bottlenose dolphins, snakes, iguanas, and many other animals. Everglades is in the south part of Florida/at the bottom.

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About Everglades National Park by Deerfield School

Formation of Everglades National Park

Millions of years ago glaciers covered almost all of North America. There was so much water in the glaciers so when they melted, the sea level rose. Limestone rocks make up the ground in Everglades. Sand, shells, and mud made limestone when they hardened at the bottom of the ocean. Above the limestone are the wetlands and grasslands that make up Everglades.

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Formation of Everglades National Park by Deerfield School

Interesting Facts

  • There is a river that is miles wide but only 6 - 8 inches deep

  • Everglades is 1,509,00 acres

  • There are 2 seasons

  • It gets 40 - 65 inches of rain a year

  • Gumbo - limbo trees have red peeling bark

  • Everglades is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles are together