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Research Starter: The Florida Everglades
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.
- Primary Source Set, The Florida Everglades
- Photographs, Marjory Stoneman Douglas
- Photographs, Everglades drainage
- Photographs, Former Governor Jennings and family with press tour of the Everglades drainage project
- Selected Documents, South Florida Farms Company pamphlet promoting Moore Haven, Florida, ca. 1918
- Blog, The Everglades Traveler
- Video, Scenes of the Everglades
State Library of Florida
- Bibliography, Environmental Science in Florida
Other Online Resources
- US Army Corps of Engineers, Moore Haven Lock and Dam
- Vance, Linda D. May Mann Jennings, Florida's Genteel Activist. Gainesville: University Presses of Florida, 1985.