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The Everglades of Florida

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A Production about the Everglades by elementary students.

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The Everglades of Florida

  1. 1. TheEverglades By:Kaylin Farrell, Sydney Trzebiatowski & Taigan Anderson
  2. 2. PlantsoftheEverglades Red Mangrove The red mangrove tree has tangled roots. It grows where salt water from the ocean and fresh water from the lakes intersect. Its scientific name is Rhizophora Mangle. The red mangrove has thick waxy leaves that loses little water during process of evaporation.
  3. 3. OtherPlantsoftheEverglades Bromeliads even find scorpions Bromeliads are related in the bromeliad! to the pineapple family. They have thick waxy leaves just like the red mangrove trees. The leaves form the shape of a bowl to the center to catch rainwater. Scientists
  4. 4. AnimalsoftheEverglades Burrowing Owls They eat large invertebrates, small mammals and other birds. They live in loose colonies and are active day and night. They are quick and can catch insects from mid - air. Florida panthers The Florida panthers are brown and light gray. Panthers eat white tail deer, feral hogs, raccoons, and even alligators! They usually live alone unless they are mating. Panthers live about twelve years in their lifetime. Fewer than 100 live today.
  5. 5. Importanceoftheeverglades The Everglades are very important to many plants and animals because it has many natural resources they need to survive.
  6. 6. Changesintheeverglades Since there hasn’t been enough small natural fires in the last 100 years, the fires started by humans burn all the way to the roots.
  7. 7. Howtheareaoftheevergladesgotsmaller The area of the Everglades has gotten smaller in the past 100 years. People have drained the water into canals so they could have dry land to build houses onto. As a result, the wetlands of the Everglades have much gotten smaller.
  8. 8. Protectorsoftheeverglades Clyde Butcher is one of many protectors of the Everglades. He takes photos of the Everglades to spread their beauty to the public.
  9. 9. OtherInterestingFacts Here are some interesting facts that you may not know… 1.The Everglades is actually a river. 2.It is the only place where both crocodiles and alligators live. 3.The Everglades are a home to 16 endangered species.

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