Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Restrictions In Everglades Due To High Water Levels
The Everglades Nature Park is located in the far south of Florida and covers an area of around 3,500 square kilometres. Beyond the protection of the park, the neighboring swamps are a major fascination of this region.
The textures of the landscape are both rugged and soft and its infinite waterways and riverbanks conjure up a strong sense of adventure. There are alligators, raccoons, pelicans, heron, ibis, and 275 species of fish including the manatee, a docile sea cow that weighs well over a ton, as well as more than 400 species of bird.
There's a replica of an original Miccosukee Indian village that has been transformed into an historical museum. The tiny settlement also contains a variety of well-stocked shops with an array of traditionally crafted Indian products.
An unusual vehicle that seems to be related to a tractor, but a more elevated version, is an ideal way to journey through the thick mud of the swamp, passing raccoons and even alligators along the way.
Numerous legends surround these mysterious, natural swamps, and some of the faces of its natural inhabitants, alligators, raccoons and birdlife, reflect the stories and history of this unique, highly atmospheric and fascinating nature park.