Alligator sighting! Where have you run into an Everglades alligator? They are often spotted sunbathing along the sides of the Anhinga Trail, or occasionally right on it! While they may appear calm and relaxed, remember they are wild animals. Make sure to keep a safe distance, at least 15 feet, at all times. And enjoy the wild Everglades with enthusiasm!
How do you unwind after a busy day? Movies, yoga, a good meal? What about dramatic sunsets on a quiet trail? We find it refreshing and rejuvenating, the perfect place to shed the stress and fall in love with the natural world. But please, don’t take our word for it. Thank you for the beautiful photo, @dee.great_one! . . . #evergladesnps #
Everglades National Park is 70 years old today! Thank you to our millions of visitors and friends! We hope millions more will come to relax, recreate, and reflect. “Here are no lofty peaks seeking the sky, no mighty glaciers, or rushing streams wearing away the uplifted land. Here is a land, tranquil in its quiet beauty, serving not as the
The Everglades is recognized as one of the world’s unique natural and cultural resources. It is also home to the largest ecosystem restoration effort in the entire world! Over the past century, south Florida development has drastically reduced the amount of water reaching the Everglades, thus dramatically altering habitats and the greater ecosystem. Today we look back to the
Did you know that 1.3 million acres, roughly 86% of Everglades National Park, is designated as federal wilderness? Wildernesses is defined as, “an area where the Earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man.” As the largest such area east of the Rocky Mountains, it offers unique opportunities for adventure, wildlife viewing, solitude, and pristine night skies.
How many alligators have you seen in the Everglades? During the dry season (typically December through April, although this year the water is higher), alligators gather in large numbers in the wet, lowland areas of the park. The Anhinga Trail is a favorite alligator habitat and great opportunity to witness this iconic Everglades species. However, there was a time when
Today we look back to 1971, the first year of Everglades Environmental Education! For over 40 years, Everglades National Park has partnered with teachers and schools across south Florida to offer curriculum-based, education programs, free of charge. These programs seek to create future park stewards, make students aware of National Parks, introduce them to their local environment, and facilitate
In 1966, Dr. Bill Robertson, the park’s first ranger scientist, produced the Everglades Natural Sciences Research Plan. This report marked a crucial turning point in wildfire understanding and management in Everglades National Park. Up until that time, fire had been largely suppressed. Robertson’s report recognized wildfire as a significant and beneficial component to the pine rocklands . It also
When was the last time you visited the Anhinga Trail? You probably remember it a little differently than this #ThrowbackThursday 1953. More than 60 years have passed and walks in the Everglades are still just as magical! Photos curtesy of Florida State Archives . . . . #everglades nps#nationalpark #history #nps #explore #florida #anhingatrail #everglades nationalpark #nps 101 #funfact #LoveFL #everglades #usinterior #blackandwhite #parkranger #OptOutside #getoutside #
Everglades National Park turns 70 years old next week. Starting tomorrow, we’ll be profiling a decade of park history each day, beginning with the 1947 dedication of Everglades National Park. Tune in for historic photos and fun facts and help us celebrate this wild and beautiful national treasure! NPS Photo / G. Gardiner ... ... ... #evergladesnps #nationalpark #birthday #usinterior #nps 101 #alligator #mangrove #
Here at the Everglades we wish you a happy and beautiful Thanksgiving! We invite you to #OptOutside with us today and tomorrow and everyday hereafter! Thanks for sharing your adventures in the Everglades @cristinaisabelrivera! ..... ..... ..... #visitorview #everglades nps#findyourpark #getoutside #longpinekey #everglades #nationalpark #usinterior #nps 101 #thanksgiving #blackfriday #explore #florida #LoveFL #visitflorida #nps #everglades nationalpark #adventure #turkeyday #thursday #hiking