The southeast trade winds create tropical to subtropical weather patterns in the Everglades with mean monthly temperatures ranging from 63° F (17° C) to 82° F (28° C).
Everglades National Park is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles coexist naturally.
Brazilian Pepper, (Florida Holly) has also wreaked havoc on the Everglades, exhibiting a tendency to spread rapidly and crowd out native species.
Limpkins can also be found in the Everglades.
Sprinkled from airplanes using salt shakers, the tiny seeds of the thirsty tree were intended to soak up the water to help make the Everglades suitable for development.
The Shark River Slough is dotted with hundreds of small, jungle-like hardwood hammocks, which are home to many of the Everglades mammals and raptors.
Native to southern Asia, the Burmese python, Python molurus bivittatus is a relatively new invasive species in the Everglades.
In 1905, Governor Napoleon Bonaparte Broward began the project to drain the Everglades to create land suitable for agriculture and development.
The Everglades face an ongoing threat from the melaleuca tree (Melaleuca quinquenervia).
Big Cypress is similar to the northern portion of the Everglades and is about half the size of the park itself.
The general Shark Valley area is perhaps what most visitors think of when they think of the Everglades, as it is surrounded by a seemingly eternity of sawgrass in all directions.
The Gulf Coast Visitor Center serves as a visitor center for both the northwestern part of the everglades and the neighboring Big Cypress National Preserve.
The Everglades are home to an extensive variety of reptiles, such as alligators and snakes.
The Everglades habitat is perfect for bivittatus, and this species is said to be reproducing rapidly.
The fate of the Everglades still hangs in the balance.
The Florida Everglades is a subtropical marshland located in the southern portion of the U.S. State of Florida.
The coastal regions of the Everglades were inhabited by Calusa and Tequesta Indians who called this area Pa-Hay-Okee (Grassy Water).
A meeting between the two took place which led to legislation creating Everglades National Park.
During the time of the Great Ice Age, other rocks formed beneath the Everglades.
The remainder is now protected through Everglades National Park, as well as its designation as an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, and a Wetland of International Importance.
By 1858, the Seminole Wars had ended and exploration of the Everglades centered mainly on exploiting various wildlife, such as alligators for their hides as well as herons and egrets for their feathers.
Few places are as biologically rich as the ecosystem that lies within the Florida Everglades.
Rocks found beneath the Big Cypress Swamp and in the northwest corner of Everglades National Park are some of the oldest in South Florida.