Everglades Tiger

Everglades Tigers: Boris and Daisy

You might not associate tigers with the Everglades, and you’d be right—they’re not native to the Florida grasslands. But our animal sanctuary is home to Boris and Daisy, two Siberian tigers who have lived there for decades. The next time you stop by the Everglades for an airboat tour, you’ll no doubt want to see some alligators and Florida panthers. …

Everglades Ecosystems

Everglades: Ponds, Sloughs, Prairies, Marshes, Swamps, and Hammocks

We in the Florida Everglades have many different names for what outsiders might refer to as simply “a swamp.” Each ecosystem’s uniqueness starts with the the water and level type of vegetation. Here are several common ones: Pond – Deeper water, less vegetation. Slough (pronounced “slew”) – Free-flowing channels of water, about 3 feet (0.9 meters) deeper than sawgrass marshes. …

Birdwatching in the Everglades

Are you a birdwatcher? Did you know over 350 species of birds have been spotted in the Everglades? John James Audubon himself commented on how the large number of birds in South Florida would “block out the light from the sun” when they flew overhead. If you come to the Everglades to see birds, we’ve got a great free resource …

Thanks to the Governor of Florida for Changing his Stance on the Everglades Restoration Project

We just learned today from the Miami Herald that Florida Governor Rick Scott, has stopped by the Everglades Foundation’s two-day meeting in Naples on Wednesday and apparently told attendees that restoring the Everglades is now a top priority of his administration. This decision comes after the governor proposed to cut Everglades restoration money by 66 percent. The article goes on …

After a Long Road Trip to Everglades City for an Airboat Tour…

  “Um….why do you have a picture of a rest room for this post?” (you may be thinking.) Stick with me for a minute and I’ll tell you why. When you think of vacationing in Florida, what comes to mind? Sipping a mai-tai on a white, sandy beach? Partying with friends on spring break? Taking a tour of the Everglades? …