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The Tamiami Trail links the two great cities for which it was named — Tampa and Miami. It bridges the Everglades, tying together south Florida's Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
Its official opening on April 28, 1926, by Governor John W. Martin …
Rain-the Swamp's Lifeblood
Nearly 55 inches of rain falls here annually-drenching Big Cypress National Preserve during the summer wet season.
The fresh water flowing through the national preserve replenishes the local aquifer and sustains the ab…
Things to see
Cypress trees sprout curious
Appendages called knees. They are believed to help stabilize the parent tree in swamp environments.
The solitary Florida panther ranges throughout a wide territory…
Invasive species are destructive or aggressive plants and animals that greatly alter the natural balance of native area. They out compete native species for resources and reduce biodiversity.
Invasives are extremely expensive to eradicate and po…
The watery areas of Big Cypress National Preserve attract colorful flocks of long-legged wading birds that sweep across the shallow wetlands stalking their prey, while other waterbirds dive below the surface to search for food.
Imagine alligator relatives dating back to the days of dinosaurs, over 150 million years ago. Gators today still look similar to their 50 foot long relatives. Present day American alligators can grow to over 15 feet and many weigh up to 1,000 poun…
Wildlife & YouHow you behave can saveThe thrill of watching an animal in it native surroundings can be spectacular and awe inspiring. The memories made while experiencing such events can last a lifetime, and so can your actions.While visiting Big …
The watery forest was born from a slow-moving creek whose waters rise and fall year after year, flooding the shallow banks and then withdrawing.
Here brown waters reflect the tall trees, Spanish-moss and clouds in the sky. Alligators, birds and…
Considered to be the smallest post office in the United States, this building was formerly an irrigation pipe shed belonging to the J. T. Gaunt Company tomato farm. It was hurriedly pressed into service by postmaster Sidney Brown after a disastrou…
The first permanent white settlers arrived in this region in the late 19th century. A community dependent on hunting, fishing, and farming soon emerged. The land upon which Everglades City now stands was acquired in 1921-22 by Barron Collier, a we…