The Florida Everglades
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The Florida Everglades is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States and habitat to such rare and endangered species as the Florida panther, the manatee and the American crocodile. River otters, marsh rabbits and bobcats also inhabit the region. Most famous for the sawgrass marshes comprising the "river of grass," the Everglades is a showcase of plant and animal diversity. Cacti, succulents, airplants and over 30 native orchid species live in the region, and creatures as diverse as the giant sphinx moth and the Kemp's ridley sea turtle call the Everglades home.

Flock of birds in the Everglades

Flock of birds in the Everglades

Florida Memory

State Library of Florida

Other Online Resources

Published Sources

  • Vance, Linda D. May Mann Jennings, Florida's Genteel Activist. Gainesville: University Presses of Florida, 1985.