The Everglades National Park. The Everglades, spanning the southern tip of the Florida peninsula, is the largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the.

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> The Everglades National Park </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> The Everglades, spanning the southern tip of the Florida peninsula, is the largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the United States. It is actually a river, or wetland, featuring broad, shallow, slow moving water. Some call it a big swamp. </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> Nicknamed "the river of grass," the Everglades is home to an unusual plant called sawgrass. In some areas, the water is barely visible because the sawgrass is so thick. </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Known for its rich animal and plant life, the Everglades is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles exist side by side. </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> It is a refuge for large wading birds, such as the roseate spoonbill, wood stork, great blue heron and a variety of egrets. </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Featuring temperate and tropical plants, the river holds mangrove and cypress swamps, pinelands and hardwood hammocks. </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> The Everglades are often described as having only two seasons- the wet and the dry. Most hot summer days are punctuated by quenching afternoon thunderstorms that bring life-giving water to the park. </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> On December 6, 1947, President Harry S. Truman dedicated the area as Everglades National Park to ensure protection of its unique plant and animal habitats. The park is home to many endangered species, including the Florida panther. </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> The Everglades National Park is a national park in Florida that protects the southern 25 percent of the original Everglades. It is visited on average by one million people each year. </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Some things that you can do if you visit the Everglades National Park are: -hike, bike or walk on the trails -take a canoe ride -ride on a boat to the Ten Thousand Islands to view birds, dolphins and manatees -listen to a ranger and learn about the plants and animals in the park </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Images of Everglades National Park </li> </ul>

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