Everglades National Park – the Heaven of Wetland Preserve
Everglades National Park is situated on the southern tip of Florida which has always encouraged vacationers to pack their bags and set foot on its grassy wetlands. The landscape of the area has been termed as a wetland, as the river flowing at a leisurely pace through the entire region. However, it corroborates the fact that it is a source of water for at least eight million residents in Florida and stands behind the growth of Mangrove trees. The waters of the Everglades begin to flow from the Kissimmee River to the Lake Okeechobee channeling out into the Florida Bay.
It is nicknamed as the “River of Grass” in reference to the abundance of sawgrass marshes in the locality. The sawgrass has knife-like properties as the blades of grass are able to pierce through clothing with ease. The bedrock of the area generally consists of limestone, while the soil is primarily composed of the accumulation of decayed vegetation and marl.
Everglades’ panorama view draws the visitors from all around the globe; with its rich profusion of birds, most natives have admitted to the sky turning black when the birds of the Everglades traveled through the air in groups. Apart from birds, the area is the habitat of countless species of animals and flowers, contributing to the diversity of living things flourishing there. No other area of the world is home to both the American Alligator and American Crocodile except the Everglades. It provides shelter to at least 73 endangered species of wildlife. Here, the Periphyton is a substance which grows there in excess and supports life for the larvae of the prosperous creatures. This evergreen region is also a part of the list of World Heritage Sites.
The mild climate of the area provides another reason for travelers to take a stroll through it. It holds the perfect temperatures for outdoor recreation. It experiences two main seasons, dry and wet which are parallel to the winter and summer seasons. The dry weather in winters is essential for the reproduction of habitats, while the wet summers carry along moist winds contributing to rain and re-establishing the supply of water.
Everglades National Park has brought substantial monetary returns to the economy of United States. It has generated a total of dollar 30 billion through its visitor services. Currently, the entry ticket costs $25 dollars and remains valid for a continuous stopover for 7 days straight. Several tours are offered to the vacationers here, the primary Visitor Centers include Flamingo Center, Ernest Coe, Shark Valley and Gulf Coast Visitor Centers.
The Everglades Park is a highly recommended tour destination for an exciting and adventurous holiday to someone looking out to witness the wonders of Mother Nature and interact with the wildlife. With all the magnificent nature of Everglades, it’s definitely well-intentioned as a designated Wetland Area of Global Importance by UNESCO.