Saturday, April 20, 2019

Everglades National Park

beautiful panorama of Everglades National Park
beautiful panorama
Everglades National Park is a tourist attraction located in Florida, United State. The Everglades Park protects the southern twenty percent of the original Everglades in Florida. The park covers 1,508,976 hectares (2,357.8 sq mi; 6,106.6 km2), in the entire districts of Dade, Monroe, and Collier in Florida, on the southern tip of the Atlantic coastline. [2] The altitude usually ranges from 0 to 8 feet (2.4 m) above sea level, but the skin mound Calusa built on the Gulf Coast rises 20 feet (6.1 m) above sea level.
The Everglades National park is the largest tropical wilderness in the United States, and the largest wilderness of any type on the east of the Mississippi River. The Everglades is the third largest national park in the United States after Death Valley and Yellowstone. UNESCO declared the Everglades & Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve in 1976, and registered the park as a World Heritage Site in 1979, while the Ramsar Convention included the park on its Wetlands of International Importance list in 1987. This place is the only one of three locations in the world appears on all three lists.
Everglades Park is a network of wetlands and forests run by rivers that flow from Lake Okeechobee, southwest to Florida Bay. This park is the most significant breeding ground for tropical soaking birds in North America and contains the largest mangrove ecosystem in the Western Hemisphere. Thirty-six threatened or protected species inhabit the park, including the Florida panther, American crocodile, and West Indian manatee, along with 350 species of birds, 300 species of fresh fish and saltwater, 40 species of mammals, and 50 species of reptiles. Most of South Florida's freshwater, which is stored at Biscayne Aquifer, is replenished by this park.
Most of the central area of ​​the Everglades National Park has a savannah climate while areas closer to the coast have monsoon climate, especially the eastern part of the park. Both climates are characterized by two seasons: wet and dry. The park's dry season lasts from December to April, when temperatures vary from 56–77 ° F (13-25 ° C) and low humidity. Because of the low water level at that time, animals gather in central water locations, providing a good opportunity to see wildlife. During the rainy season from May to November, the temperature is consistently above 90 ° F (32 ° C) and humidity is more than 90 percent. [20] Storms can reduce rainfall by 10–12 inches (250-300 mm) at a time, giving half the average rainfall of 60 inches (150 cm) in just two months.
sunset at Everglades National Park
sunset
The busiest season for visitors is from December to March, when the temperature is lowest and the mosquitoes are the least active. The park has four visitor centers: on the Tamiami Line (part of U.S. Route 41) directly west of Miami is the Shark Valley Visitor Center. The 24-mile (24 km) round-trip leads from this center to the two-story observation tower. Tram tours are available during the busy season. The closest to Homestead on State Road 9336 is Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center, where a 38-mile (61 km) road starts, meanders through pine, pine, freshwater pastures, coastal grasslands, and mangrove ecosystems. A variety of hiking trails can be accessed from the road, which runs to the Flamingo Visitor Center and marina, open and managed during the high season this year. The Gulf Coast Visitor Center is closest to the City of Everglades on State Road 29 along the west coast. The Gulf Coast Visitor Center provides access to canoers to the Wilderness Waterway, a 160 km canoe line that runs to the Flamingo Visitor Center. The west coast park and Ten Thousand Islands and various major islands in the Florida Gulf are only accessible by boat.
There are three entrances to the Everglades National Park and they are not connected, they are accessed through various regions of southern Florida. For the entrance details, please visit this link.
You can do various kinds of activities in Everglades Park. You can take a short walk on Anhinga Trail to see lots of wildlife - turtles, storks and crocodiles! Climb Shark Valley's 65-foot observation tower to see beautiful views of the bird's eye. Slide through Florida Bay by boat or kayak to catch a glimpse of crocodiles, manatees or dolphins. Watch the sun set on the Flamingo, the southernmost point on the Florida mainland. Explore pinelands by bicycle, paddle between mangroves at Nine-Mile Pond, or tour historic historic Nike Hercules missile bases. Join a ranger in a slough slog deep into the heart of an evergreen dome. Discover your own solitude on a week-long canoe trip, camping along the 99-mile Waterway Wilderness.

Some activities that you should try while in Everglades National Park are
  • Bicycling
The best cycling areas are Shark Valley, Snake Bight Trail near Flamingo, and along the Long Pine Key Nature Trail.
  • Bird Watching
Birdwatching is one of the most valuable activities in the Everglades. You can watch great blue herons or all roseate spoonbills.
Bird at swamp on Everglades National Park
Bird at swamp 
Bird hunting at swamp on Everglades National Park
Bird hunting for food at swamp
  • Boating
Most parks are only accessible by water making boating a popular way to experience the Everglades. Whether you own a boat, rent one, or take one of the tours that depart from Flamingo and Gulf Coast, boating brings you closer to the natural wonders of the park.
a scenery that you will find when boating at Everglades National Park
a scenery that you will find when boating
  • Camping
The Everglades offer camping front country and backcountry camping. The Long Pine Key and Flamingo campgrounds offer drinking water, picnic tables, grills, toilets and tent and trailer sites. Bathrooms and electrical connections are available at Flamingo. Primitive campsites and beach sites are available through the watery Everglades backcountry.
  • Kayaking & Canoeing
Silently sliding in a canoe or kayak gives you a wonderful place to see the wildlife and vegetation of Glades. You might even be able to see near the gator! 99 miles of Wilderness Waterway takes around 7-10 days by canoe or kayak, but there are many short paths that are well marked.
  • Fishing
The Everglades National Park is a popular place for fishing for salt water and freshwater sports. Ships can be rented at Flamingo. Be sure to check the visitor center for fishing regulations in the park and covered areas.
fishing at Everglades National Park
fishing
  • Geocaching
Geocaching is a treasure hunt. Players find hidden containers, called geocache, use devices that support GPS and share their experiences online
  • Hiking
In addition to the short interpretive paths, there are several longer hiking trails in the park
  • Ranger-Led Programs
One of the best ways to learn more about this park is to participate in ranger-led activities. Rangers lead hiking, canoe trips, slough slogs, bicycle trips, tram tours, and campfire programs
  • Slough Slogging
If you want your feet wet, hiking off the track, called slogging, will bring you closer to the species of the park that is more elusive
  • Tours
Apart from ranger-led activities, there are other ways to enjoy a guided tour through the park. The concession captain tells a boat tour along the mangrove coast on Flamingo and Gulf Coast, and the naturalist Tram Tour guides your exploration of Shark River Slough. (Note: Temporary boat tours are not available from the Flamingo park site. For updates, please contact the park permit holder at (239) 695-4901.)
  • Trails
In addition to the short interpretive paths, there are several longer hiking trails in the park, this also includes waterways
  • Wildlife Viewing
There is no shortage of wildlife in the park! From the mighty crocodile to the small mosquito fish, the Everglades National Park offers freshwater, brackish and saltwater wildlife species throughout the park. Be sure to ask the park guard about the last sighting and bring the camera with you!
wild snake at Everglades National Park
wild snake
wild turtle at Everglades National Park
wild turtle
wild bird at Everglades National Park
wild bird
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Everglades safari Park
Everglades safari park is an amusement park located in the Everglades national park. This Safari Park has a modern airboat fleet of various sizes, able to accommodate singles, couples, families and large groups.
Explore the natural Grass River on an Eco-Adventure tour or on a small private airship. Our experienced tour guides will explain to you the wonders of this unique ecosystem and the exotic and exotic wildlife that inhabit it. All tours will include our world-famous airboat rides, crocodile shows and walking trails filled with crocodile exhibits.
airboat at Everglades National Park
airboat 
crocodile at Everglades Safari Park
crocodile at Everglades Safari Park
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