Coming for a visit?
Don’t miss the opportunity to explore this amazingly diverse place you will only find in Florida:
The incredibly unique Florida Everglades Ecosystem.
What are the Everglades?
Here are 20 quick facts we put together for you, courtesy of Florida Kosher Villas:
The size of the Everglades is absolutely tremendous at more than 1.5 million acres – 1,508,538 acres, to be exact.
36 threatened or endangered species call the Everglades home. Included in the list are both the elusive Florida panther and the American crocodile, both of which you will most likely not encounter on a visit.
While famous for alligators, the Everglades features over 350 species of birds and 300 species of both fresh and saltwater fish.
Most people don’t like mosquitoes, but the fish love them and their larva for dinner! To the fish we say, please, eat all you can!
Sawgrass plants are known for their razor sharp blades of grass that are known to be able to even cut through clothing. Rivers of these plants fill the waterways with grass up to 6 feet tall, and boats in the everglades use large, air-powered, fans to ride right over it.
While the Everglades are mostly famous for the alligators; it is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles actually coexist.
The Everglades National Park is a must-visit if you like nature, and protects the southern 20 percent of the original Everglades.
One out of every three Floridians (21 million people) relies on the Everglades for their water supply.
The Everglades is the largest wilderness of any kind east of the Mississippi River
Often described as a wetland or swamp, the Everglades is really a very slow moving river.
It’s also North America’s largest subtropical wetland ecosystems.
The Everglades only has two seasons per year… Dry season (Winter) and wet season (summer).
In 1845, when Florida first became a state, the legislature took the first steps to drain the Everglades.
The average depth is only 4-5 feet deep. The deepest point is only 9 feet.
The Everglades is often aptly called the “River of Grass.”
The Everglades National Park is the third largest National Park in the lower 48 states after Yellowstone and Death Valley.
Native Americans living around the Everglades called it Pahayokee (pah=High-oh-geh), which means “grassy waters.”
The Everglades National Park features hiking trails, bike trails, wildlife viewing, camping, boating and other fun activities.
The water in the Everglades is primarily fresh-water.
The Anhinga trail is an easy paved and decked trail to spend an hour or two on, and you are pretty much guaranteed to see alligators, birds, fish, turtles and more
The best place to stay when visiting the area is in a beautiful Florida Kosher Villa
If you really want to experience the Everglades then we highly recommend doing an airboat ride or visiting the Everglades National Park.
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