The First U.S. National Preserve – Big Cypress

Date Visited: 12/12/2020 This vast swamp is home to a rich diversity of plants and animals, including the endangered Florida panther, the American alligator, and the elusive ghost orchid. Here are some reasons why Big Cypress is so special: It is the first national preserve in the United States Unlike national parks, which are managed... Continue Reading →

Everglades National Park

Date Visited: 12/09/2020 - 12/12/2020 We saw a top-secret missile base, car eating vultures, a horde of tree snails, the largest soft-shelled turtle we’ve ever seen and a whole lot of beautiful scenery during our three days stay at the Everglades National Park. We chose to visit Everglades during the winter while the temperatures were... Continue Reading →

Russell Cave National Monument

Date Visited: 4/6/2019 As if our trip in 2018 didn't do enough to inspire us to get out and enjoy our National Park System, our stop at Russell Cave National Monument really did us in. Why? Because after talking to one of the park rangers about our past trips she introduced us to the National... Continue Reading →

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