2012 2 5 T H - 2 7 T H DECEMBER CHRISTMAS WE WENT FOR A CANOE RIDE Santana was our State Park Ranger Guide GARY GOT THE CANOES OUT CROW WITH ATTITUDE YELLOW BLADDER WART
MANGROVES ARE PLANTS THATMAKE ISLANDS. THEY HAVE THEABILITY TO DESALINATE WATERAND PROVIDE HURRICANEPROTECTION. MANGROVES TRAPNUTRIENTS, CREATING CALMWATER WAYS, SHED LEAVESTHAT CREATE SOIL, ANDPROVIDE PROTECTION FORSMALL FISH.THE PICTURE ABOVE THE BABYALLIGATOR IS OF A CROCODILEOF ABOUT 18 FEET IN LENGTH.
26TH AH- TAH-THI-KI THIS MUSEUM TELLS THE HISTORY OF THE SEMINOLE INDIANS. AND HOW THEY EVADED US TROOPS. THESE NATIVES WERE NEVER COMPLETELY DEFEATED AND NEVER SIGNED A TREATY WITH THE US. Seminole Indian Reservation This Reservation is beautiful, and well We learned of this museum from Gale Even though this is a small museum it is maintained. These First Nation People and Malcolm and this turned out to be extremely well thought out, beautiful are self sufﬁcient. Only Seminoles, or on our travel route . and functional. It also has a Ceremonial people married to a Seminole, are learning area and a nature board walk Malcolm and Gale sculpted the heads allowed to live on the Reservation. that shows the environment they of all of these natives. Each is an actual They thrive and have great respect for learned to live in. living member of the tribe. themselves. CEREMONIAL CENTER NATURE WALK
WE LEARNED ABOUT SURVIVAL, WORK,PLAY, AND WORSHIP.
THE CLANSTHE PANTHER CLAN IS THE LARGEST CLAN EXISTINGTODAY, EVEN THOUGH THE FLORIDA PANTHER HAS BEEN ON THE ENDANGERSPECIES LIST SINCE 1958.THERE ARE LESS THAN 100 LEFT.
1. THE GRASS HUT IS CALLED A CHICKEE, IT THE NATIVE DWELLING OF THE SEMINOLE INDIANS2. A BIG GATOR3. THE SPUR THIGH TORTOISE4. COMMUNAL CEREMONIAL CENTER5. RED SHOULDERED HAWK 6. ROSEATE SPOONBILL ON THE PREVIOUS PAGE