ECOSYSTEMS

FRESHWATER SLOUGH, WET PRAIRIES, BAYHEAD TREE ISLANDS, WILLOW HEADS, ALLIGATOR HOLES, AND MARL PRAIRIES

CYPRESS FOREST, CYPRESS STAND, CYPRESS DOME, AND DWARF CYPRESS FOREST

MANGROVE FORESTS AND MANGROVE TUNNELS

HARDWOOD HAMMOCKS, BAYHEAD TREE ISLANDS, WILLOW HEADS, MIXED SWAMP FOREST, PINELANDS, AND MIXED FORESTS

COASTAL PRAIRIES, ESTUARIES, AND FLORIDA BAY

ANIMALS

RESOURCES

NPS – EVERGLADES — Information, brochures, maps, and other information about your visit to the Everglades.

NPS—BIG CYPRESS —Information, brochures, maps, and other information about your visit to the Big Cypress National Preserve.

EVERGLADES CITY — Charming little fishing town to visit on your way to tours and camping.

DON’T LET EXOTIC PETS LOOSE — Exotic and invasive animals and plants wreak havoc on indigenous animals and plants.

BOAT TOURS AND ACTIVITIES — Various tours go through different areas.

CLYDE BUTCHER’S SWAMP WALKS — The guided swamp walk is awesome.

FLORIDA FISH & WILDLIFE — Alligators, manatees, American crocodiles, and other managed species.

SEMINOLE TRIBE — Learn more about the indigenous people.

ALLIGATORS AND CROCODILES — Good advice and info from Florida Fish and Wildife.

WOOD STORK — Info from Audubon.

SOFT-SHELLED TURTLE — Animalia’s info, vids, and pics.

GREEN ANOLE — Info from Wild South Florida.

ALL ABOUT BIRDS — The best site to learn about birds.

FLORIDA PANTHERS — Get updates on panthers.

RIVER OTTERS — Info on Florida’s river otters at Billies Swamp Tours.

BURMESE PYTHON PROBLEM — Various articles from USGS.gov.