Plants of the Everglades
White mangroves live on high elevations. The leaves are light yellow and green.
They can be found with the other mangroves.
Meat eating plant
The pitcher plant is a carnivore. Some eat bugs and some eat small toad-sized
animals. The plant has a sweet liquid that attracts bugs. It has downward facing
hairs that keep the prey in and stabs it if it tries to escape.
Toad or Fish?
The gulf toadfish grunts like a toad. These are commonly found in the seagrass beds
and rocky cuts in coastal bays and lagoons.
My favorite color
The Eastern indigo snake is one of the largest snakes in North America. The snake
is short and wide. Hatchling (Baby) Eastern indigos are lighter in color than the
The importance of the Everglades
Lake Okeechobee keeps the Everglades alive. It
holds some of the most endangered animals.
The Everglades is actually a big river.
It is the only place in the world where Alligators
and Crocodiles coexist (live together) :)
It provides clean drinking water for over 7
2 changes over 100 years
Water quality: Most water that goes into the
Everglades is polluted from runoff. Pollutants lead
to changes in plant and animal populations and will
cause problems for native plant and animal species.
Everglades ecosystem: The Alligator population
has been dropping. We think it is like a “canary in
the coal mine” this means that the whole
ecosystem might be dieing off. :(
Everglades size 100 yrs ago
In 1900, the Everglades took up most of
The tip of Florida.It has been de-
creasing in size and animal population the
last 100 years.
SAVE THE EVERGLADES
The Everglades foundation is working very hard to save the Everglades. They hope
to restore the Everglades!
1.There are two MILLION acres
of wetlands in the Everglades
2.One problem it is expieriencing
3.Thirty-eight endangered and
threatened species live in the