Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park protects an unparalleled landscape that provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species like the manatee, American crocodile, and the elusive Florida panther. It is the largest sub-tropical wilderness reserve in North America and was the first U.S. national park established to protect an ecosystem and the abundance of life it nourishes. The Everglades consists of 1.5 million acres of wetland featuring fresh and brackish water and shallow bays and deeper coastal waters that support a great diversity flora and fauna.
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Dry season in the Everglades is also the busy season because of the warm winters that attract the largest variety of wading birds and their predators. Dry season lasts from November to March and wet season lasts from April to November.
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Wet season is buggy and many ranger programs are no longer offered. This is why it is important to check ahead of time the current schedule for ranger programs.
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The American Alligator.
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Visiting the Everglades allows you to explore a vast diversity of flora and fauna in different eco-systems.
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Freshwater sloughs, marl prairies, tropical hammocks, pineland, cypress, mangrove, coastal lowlands, marine, and estuarine are examples of various eco-systems.
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Everglades National Park entrance sign.
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