Friday, January 19, 2018
Strands, Swamps and Prairies…Life from the Uplands to the Wetlands.
A day swamp tromp trip to Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve…the “Amazon of North America”..,step into the heart of the everglades…immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of the ancient cypress swamps by stepping into the waters, hiking the upland forests, and walking the tranquil prairies.
Fakahatchee Strand is the only place in the world where bald cypress trees and royal palms share the orchid-laden forest canopy. It is a haven for wildlife, Florida panthers still pursue white-tailed deer from the uplands across the wetlands. Florida black bears and Eastern indigo snakes, Everglades minks and diamondback terrapins can still be found here and the resident and migratory bird life is spectacular! Discover the wonders of this cypress strand…
All day trip to the Western Everglades area Highway 29, on the way to Naples – a sense of wonder and adventure is encouraged for this fabulous trip into the swamp…wet feet are required! Swamp walk conditions are variable…quantity of water depends on seasonal conditions.