America has been blessed with many of the most wonderful natural wonders in the world, like the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and the Niagara water falls. They’re staples that are part of their very culture and identity of america. Seldom would a person, consider the Florida Everglades as a natural wonder alongside these excellent places, but that is because most individuals do not know what the Florida Everglades are.
The Florida Everglades have quite unique problems. People often mistake the marshland environment using a swamp, but it’s truly a river, and the widest river in the world for that matter, spanning almost from shore to shore of the Southern Peninsula of Florida ranging from 60 to 110 miles wide. The flow of water to the Gulf of Mexico is very slow, letting it have extensive sweet, brackish, and salt water environments, and higher temperature water than most rivers making it perfect for reptiles. Some plants which thrive in the unique conditions of the Everglades are practically non-existent everywhere, like the water plant called Sawgrass, which develops in what appear to be endless prairies from the Everglades.
The wildlife has attracted support of environmentalists, preservationists, and bird-watching advocating groups from all over the globe to support the delicate ecosystem.
The Everglades have had to contend with human influence, and the needs for land for agriculture and residential building, which have reduced the size of the Everglades to about half what it was a century ago. The depletion trends have been so alarming, that protective legislation was enacted protecting wildlife, banning building, and protecting the water quality and flow to preserve the habitat. Although there is hope, stopping these tendencies is a monumental undertaking, and the future is always uncertain. Seeing the majesty of the pristine wildlife in the Everglades is a chance today, but couldn’t be around in the future, such as the many frontier lands throughout history, which now are gone.
As they are so extensive, there are hundreds of tours of the Florida Everglades out of the many Indian reserves, state parks, and tourism centers across the Central, Western, and Southern State of Florida. For those who, more than just the shuttle transportation service into the Everglades, want to experience them more fully, it’s advisable to consider tours that include an air boat ride, which provide the chance to go into the wilderness, and watch the wildlife upfront while enjoying the wind and spirit of setting off on an adventure. The park works large and secure air boats, and has an alligator display on the premises, which is extremely interesting, and enlightening.
The Everglades, are here now, and are an opportunity to experience a special wildlife habitat that is a National pride of the USA, alongside the many other great natural wonders the country was blessed with.