Slough Slogging in the Everglades
We went along with the Honors College Everglades class through the Slough Slog (which means walking through the slough, a slow moving river, with nothing else but a stick and dirty pants) and learned what it is to be a student in their class.
Everglades National Park Swamp tour
A ranger led slough slog in Everglades National Park
The Undiscovered Everglades
Water managers begin draining water into Everglades National Park for the first time in decades
Jesse Kennon, owner of Coopertown Airboats Tours, speaks about increased water levels south of Tamiami Trail in the Everglades. Record rain this winter has pushed South Florida into emergency mode: with Lake Okeechobee nearly full, water managers have begun dumping water into rivers to the east and west. To ease pressure on a massive 1,000-acre water conservation area to the south that usually holds water but is full from local run-off, managers have begun sending water into the L-29 along the Tamiami Trail and out the Shark River Slough. Video by Walter Michot / Miami Herald
Main Park Road
The Main Park Road is a 38 mile transect through Everglades National Park. It interconnects the Coe Visitor Center at the East entrance station with the Flamingo Visitor Center along Florida Bay. Join Ranger Mason McLeod to gain a new perspective of what to see and where to be along the Main Park Road!
Loop Road Everglades National Park B
Loop Road Everglades National Park
We took a ride on Loop Road starting at Monroe Station on US 41. It is a great dirt road to visit. You will see many beautiful birds and many alligators. One alligator was laying right by the edge of the road sunning himself.
Loop Road goes for miles and turns into a paved road near the Miccosukee Indian Reservation near another part of US 41.
Loop road is located in Big Cypress National Preserve in Everglades National Park off of US 41.
You are guaranteed to see wildlife, many alligators and beautiful birds etc.
The Lighthouse Lady Channel
Southwest Florida is home to one of the most unusual ecosystem in the world, the Florida Everglades. Riley and Aeliyah look at some of the things that make this special place so unique!
Produced by Rosie Emery
Shark Valley is your northern gateway to explore sawgrass prairies, tree islands and wildlife in Everglades National Park. Watch this video to get a new perspective on the 'River of Grass'! Shark Valley is located on the Tamiami Trail (Highway 41), about 24 miles west of the Florida Turnpike.
Geology and Ecosystems of Everglades National Park
Outside Science (inside parks): Keeping an Eye on the Everglades
Keeping an Eye on the Everglades
Follow along as we take air boats and helicopters through Everglades National Park.
Credit: Ron Bend, Colorado State University
The Outside Science (inside parks) series shares stories of crucial, creative science. Each episode, produced in collaboration with Colorado State University, highlights the many ways young people are getting involved in science in parks.
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Shark Valley Pt. 2 - South Florida Everglades
Guaranteed Alligator sighting! Get close to nature and experience the Everglades ecosystem. The largest tropical park in the United States is Everglades National Park in south Florida. Shark valley part 2 shows an amazing wonderland of flora and fauna. Continuing from part 1, we experienced many large alligators, blue herons and numerous types of birds. Great place for family and adventurous people. We hiked this 16 mile asphalt road, other options are cycling, or tram. We recommend taking tram to the tower and then walking back to the visitors center. Bring lots of water and a sun-umbrella if you plan to backpack the park. Everglades National Park covers 1,542,526 acres in Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Collier Counties. The park has two entrance stations. One at Homestead and one at Shark Valley. We chose to explore the expansive everglade system from the Shark Valley location.
If you'r looking for day hiking the Homestead area close to the Everglades National Park has numerous trail to explore.
You’ll take US 41 to reach Shark Valley wether you are coming from the east coast or west coast. The route is very remote with opportunities for unique recreational experiences along the way including airboat rides and alligator wrestling.
If you plan to hike the 15 mile Shark Valley trail, set aside an entire day. To beat the heat, try to start at sunrise by parking along side of US 41 and hike into the park. This is typical and accepted for hikers and bikers as the visitor center parking lot does not open until 8:30. We saw a huge array of flora and fauna in the short 100 yards between US 41 and the visitor center. In fact, If you don’t have much time and just want to see a great variety of wildlife, just hike in from US41. Once you reach the visitor’s center, enjoy the educational displays and call it a day. That is if you’re pressed for time.
Guided tram tours and bicycle rentals are also available. During our visit, adult tram tickets were $25 and bike rentals were $9 / hour.
We highly recommend hiking the entire loop for all the sights you’ll see. Big alligators, baby alligators, blue herons, and white herons were abundant. Reaching the observation tower for lunch and a mid day break was the high point. What a place to eat lunch and rest. The cool breeze and solitude were rejuvenating.
Make sure you check the weather forecast and plan for storms appropriately. The fact that Florida is the lightning capital of the country should be taken seriously. The trail is wide open with no concealment along the 7.5 miles between the visitor center and observation tower.
When we completed our hike in mid November 2018, restrooms at the observation tower were closed for renovation. There are portable restrooms; however, there is no water available. Make sure you pack enough water for the whole trip. Remember, the trail is concrete and wide open with no shade under the relentless Florida sun. Pack what you think should be enough water, and then throw in another liter.
There was so much to see and show during our adventure, that we had to present it in a two episode series. This weeks episode will showcase the sites and sounds we encountered on our return to the visitor center from the observation tower.
Let us know if you have any questions below in the comments. We’d love to hear about your visit as well. Hope to see you on the trail….
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Everglades Tour - An Amazing Private Experience of the Marshlands
One of the best ways to enjoy an Everglades tours Miami, is to go on a private airboat tour of the world famous wetlands in Florida. Captain Dave Hunt - Private Tours is one such vendor that offers customized Miami Everglades tours for patrons. It can be a single day or multi-day trip.
Captain Dave Hunt - Private Tours: It is based out of Miami and a great choice for photographers, nature lovers and documentary makers. You can choose a tour of both the west and east coasts of Florida, which form a part of the Everglades. It may be noted that the Anhinga trail and other such sections of the region are great for hiking. However, there are a number of small islands rich in animal and bird life as well as unique species of plants that are not accessible via road. A private tour on board an Everglades shuttle is very helpful in such scenarios. Before making the trip from Miami to Everglades, you may contact Captain Dave and have all your questions answered. You may also time your schedule for each day and modify the programs on the trip as well, if need be. Tourists can also avail of a hotel pickup from Captain Dave.
The ride: Once at the launch site, the fun aboard an Everglades airboat begins. You will be exuberated by six hours of an alligator tour as well as sightings of thousands of birds that you may not find in any other area. Captain Dave also acts as a fishing guide on other kinds of tours and hence knows the Florida Everglades like his own backyard. He is aware that professional bird photographers need to get as close to the birds as possible, but at the same time should not scare them off. He also knows that unlike bird watchers or enthusiasts, bird photographers need to stay for some time so that they are able to capture every sight and action on offer.
That extra bit: Dave is a friendly, warm, and a jovial person, who is also a skilled, safe boatman, and thoroughly professional in his work. Patrons who need to answer the call of nature during the trip on the fan boat will be surprised by the service provided. You may become dropped off at any one of the numerous islands, and even given the time to wander along the island and see the many wonders of these marvelous, isolated islands. After this short break, you can speed back up to the next destination. Captain Dave also knows special places where flamingos can be spotted. Even the local bird enthusiasts are not aware of this place!
Everyone is a Photographer Here
All of us know that a tour of the Everglades is one of the best experiences for a bird photographer, as for numerous other tourists. The correct use of time for the photographers is certainly essential. Captain Dave's private tours will help you accomplish all that and more. You will also have lots of fun during the thrilling and magnetic airboat tours.
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South Florida Invaders
This is a supplementary video to the main Everglades National Park video, 'Everglades Invasives'. It features Ranger Larry Perez talking about invasive species in south Florida.
Everglades National Park nature and water cycles
Park Rangers talk about how the Everglades work
Everglades Swamp walk project
Produced with CyberLink PowerDirector 10
Okaloacoochee slough state forest WMA. Trail camera pickup. south Florida bucks on camera!!!!
Okaloacoochee slough pre hunt scouting trip and trail camera pickup. July-august 2019
100% of this video was edited and uploaded through my phone and it was my first edit so bare with me while I learn the tricks! I Hope y’all enjoy some of the beauty I get to share with you that south Florida has to offer!
in this video you'll see panthers, bears along with whitetail doe's and buck's
Florida swamp , ok slough , south Florida hunt , Florida public land hunt
Everglade Loop Road
Florida Panther spotted on Loop Road
The Florida Everglades
An interview of the park rangers for the Florida Everglades.
Chekika State Park Road to Florida Everglades Bike Ride
Beautiful ride through the old abandoned roads and levees leading into the Florida Everglades.