Before we plunge into the quiet and seeming endlessness of the Everglades, named after the "clear water", we must protect ourselves well, especially in the summer months against mosquitoes. As a travel time, however, recommends better the winter or so-called dry time. In Royal Palm Visitor Center, we begin our tour with a stroll down the half a mile long Anhinga Trail. A ranger helps us to discover the remarkable birdlife, including the named after the way langschnabelige Darter. Can we close here before first acquaintance with the dangerous alligators, which we will deepen later.