The Everglades National Park is one of the most unique ecosystems in the country. It’s also one of the most exciting places in South Florida to explore. These lush subtropical wetlands occupy 1.5 million acres of sawgrass prairies, hardwood hammocks, saltwater marshes, and a diverse population of wildlife that includes bald eagles, white-tailed deer, and of course the Florida alligator.
The Everglades is home to many threatened or protected specie: Florida panthers, American crocodiles, Green Turtles, Hawksbill Turtles, Leatherback and Loggerhead Turtles and Eastern Indigo Snakes, two threatened swallowtail butterfly species–just to name a few! The Everglades provides a safe haven to more than 350 species of birds, 300 species of fresh and saltwater fish, 40 species of mammals and 50 species of reptiles.
Here is a quick list of must-see in the Everglades: