By:Kaylin Farrell, Sydney Trzebiatowski & Taigan
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.
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
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.
The Florida panthers are brown and
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
The Everglades are very important to many plants and
animals because it has many natural resources they need to
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.
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.
Clyde Butcher is one of many protectors
of the Everglades. He takes photos of the
Everglades to spread their beauty to the
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
3.The Everglades are a home to 16 endangered species.