Florida travel guide

Everglades - land of alligators

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Florido perfect dayThe perfect day in the Everglades

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.

seminolen2The word "Seminole" is a derivation of the Spanish word "Cimarron" which means "wild man". The Seminoles were given long ago this name when they fled from slavery British controlled colonies to Florida. Originally there were "Creeks," Indians of the Muskogee tribe, in which still mingled many other Indian cultures. The Indian tribe in the Everglades had to fight hard for his country and its present prosperity.

Nature Park Everglades