Everglades National Park, Part II

“The Everglades is a test. If we pass it, we may get to keep the planet.” – Marjory Stoneman Douglas

It is mind-boggling just how much biodiversity you can find within five miles of the Everglades, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.

I read somewhere the Everglades is home to 60 endangered species and that 1/3 of Floridians get their drinking water from the ecosystem.

But we are destroying it with the population growth of southern Florida.


Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

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Great Egret (Ardea alba)

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Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) and American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)

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Atlantic Needlefish (Strongylura marina)

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Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris)

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American White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)

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Florida Softshell Turtle (Apalone ferox)

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ed-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

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