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Re: How to visit Florida's Everglades National Park

Travel Luver ·
I will have a car rental. We will be there in December and have 2 nights to spend at or near the park.
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How to visit Florida's Everglades National Park

Travel Luver ·
The Everglades is one of the last US ecosystems I've really not explored much.  I'll be in Florida for a meeting and will have a few free days which I'd like to spend in the Everglades.  So far I've not discovered much useful info on how to...
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Everglades raccoon

DrFumblefinger ·
Everglades raccoon
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January 2, 2019: Camouflaged in the Everglades

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger comes across a well-camouflaged alligator at late dusk in Everglades National Park.
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(Another) Gallery of Gators

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger is equally fascinated and repelled by alligators. Here's photos of some he encountered while in Everglades National Park recently.
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Re: How to visit Florida's Everglades National Park

Former Member ·
A few pieces of information would be helpful. In what month will you visit the Everglades ? Will the two of you have a car ? How many nights can you spend in that area ?
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Re: How to visit Florida's Everglades National Park

Travel Luver ·
That's very helpful information, Cicak! Thanks for that bit of research. I think I'll spend the two days exactly as you've outlined.
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Re: How to visit Florida's Everglades National Park

Former Member ·
Any glass bottomed boat ride is a good glass bottomed boat ride. I want to try that one.
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Re: "Spotted On the Road": Everglades City, Florida

WorkerBee ·
It is an MGB. The rubber-covered bumpers first appeared on 1974-1/2 models. The appearance didn't change much after that. The wheels on this car lead me to believe that it is no later than a 1979 model.
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Re: "Spotted On the Road": Everglades City, Florida

PHeymont ·
I think '79 or '80 was the end of the line for MGB, so you're probably in the right time-frame. Sad thing about the B...it could never look to me like an MG. Tell me MG, and this is what I see...
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Re: "Spotted On the Road": Everglades City, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
I do like the look of the little white convertible! Thanks WorkerBee and PHeymontfor your help pinning it down. Presume that metal rack on the back hood was to "tie down" excess baggage. Don't see stuff like that much anymore.
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Re: "Spotted On the Road": Everglades City, Florida

PHeymont ·
"excess baggage?" No, just baggage period! The T basically had room at the back for a few tools and maybe a lunch; there was also a wee bit of space behind the seats. I'm pretty sure there the C had space for an overnighter back there, just that and a spare tire.
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Re: "Spotted On the Road": Everglades City, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
Look at what I discovered this afternoon! Adler-Trumpf, Germany, made 1933-1939 Citroen Half Track, France, pre WWII Claveau, France, 1956 Panhard Dynamic, France, 1936-1939 More to follow!!
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Re: "Spotted On the Road": Everglades City, Florida

Travel Rob ·
Wow DrFumblefinger,I can't wait
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Re: Those Beady Eyed Alligators!!

PHeymont ·
Great pictures...I hope telephoto? Wouldn't want to be that close. They're amazingly good at camouflage...I remember a bayou tour in Louisiana a few years ago...we were very surprised when the guide tossed a block of wood into the water near a log...and the log came to life!
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Re: Those Beady Eyed Alligators!!

PortMoresby ·
We need a "Don't Like" button.
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Re: Those Beady Eyed Alligators!!

GarryRF ·
If Gators see you close by, will they come for a closer look ? When Gators have attacked people - is this because folks have stumbled into their territory ?
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Re: Those Beady Eyed Alligators!!

PHeymont ·
I'm reminded of a poem (to give it dignity) by the late Ogden Nash. The Purist I give you now Professor Twist... a conscientious scientist. Trustees exclaimed "He never bungles!" and packed him off to distant jungles. Camped by a tropic riverside, one night he missed his loving bride. She had, the guide informed him later, been eaten by an alligator. Professor Twist could not but smile: You mean, said he, a crocodile!
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Re: Those Beady Eyed Alligators!!

DrFumblefinger ·
Wild gators rarely attack people unless you stumble onto them -- say fall off your bike on top of a gator sunning himself. They are happiest to avoid humans. Problems arising when people feed gators. Then they can become aggressive and associate people with food. If you don't give them any, they might decide to take a bite out of you.. That said, gator attacks are still very rare. And yes, they're great at hiding themselves, Pheymont. You really need to train your eye to see them as they lie...
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Coastal Mangroves, Florida's Everglades

DrFumblefinger ·
Coastal Mangroves, Florida's Everglades
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Great Blue Heron, Florida Everglades

DrFumblefinger ·
Great Blue Heron, Florida Everglades
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"Spotted On the Road": Everglades City, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
 While recently visiting Florida's fascinating Everglades, I spent the better part of a day in the small town of "Everglades City".  This town is within a few miles of the ocean and is best known as a good place to go for air-boat rides into...
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Those Beady Eyed Alligators!!

DrFumblefinger ·
There's sometime viscerally disconcerting about looking into the eyes of an alligator.  Dark, non-blinking, but clearly focused on you, it sends a shiver up my spine.  Something being tickled in the primitive parts of my brain -- prey...
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Turtle, Everglades National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Turtle, Everglades National Park
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Everglades National Park: Shark Valley's "River of Grass"

DrFumblefinger ·
 This is the last in a three part series highlighting a visit to Florida's unique Everglades.  The first part discussed the Cypress forests of the Everglades and the second part highlighted the coastal mangrove forests near Everglades...
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Snapshots of Life in the Everglades: A Gallery

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the photos of wildlife he snapped while visiting Everglades National Park.
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Re: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley). Where Gumbo was #37

Travel Rob ·
Love the sky in your shots! Florida is a great state with a lot of surprises,history and nature. i cant wait to go to Everglades National Park, one area i've missed
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Everglades City, Florida -- where the Mangroves meet the Sea

DrFumblefinger ·
   This is the second in a three part series on Florida's unique Everglades ecosystem.  The first part focused on the Cypress forests of the Everglades, which you read about here. This post deals with a visit to the coastal...
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Everglades National Park (Shark Valley). Where Gumbo was #37

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting Everglades National Park in Florida.  Specifically, he was at the Observation Tower in the Shark Valley region of the park.  Congratulations to PortMoresby for accurately nailing this location (again!)     Shark...
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A Walk through Florida's Everglades: Big Cypress Bend boardwalk at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Everglades is a fascinating and unique place -- a broad shallow river slowly moving to the sea and covering a large portion of southwestern Florida in a thin layer of water.   Mostly the Everglades is characterized by its "River of...
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Re: Everglades National Park: Shark Valley's "River of Grass"

Former Member ·
Those Egrets and the Water lilies are so beautiful, really so amazing, thank you
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Re: Everglades National Park: Shark Valley's "River of Grass"

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks Andredeya, The great egret is a huge bird, over a meter and maybe even a meter and a half tall! Very lovely to see this large white bird take flight!
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Re: Everglades City, Florida -- where the Mangroves meet the Sea

Dr.Y ·
Karl, this looks like a fun place to have vacation!
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Re: Everglades City, Florida -- where the Mangroves meet the Sea

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Dr.Y: Karl, this looks like a fun place to have vacation! It was a lot of fun, DrY! The airboat rides especially were quite thrilling. Believe everyone in your family would enjoy this. We were there in December and had great weather. The weather during summer holidays would be very difficult, very hot, very humid. And lots of mosquitoes.
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Re: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley). Where Gumbo was #37

PortMoresby ·
I think I like the last landscape best of all, the sense of space and the fact that it's not at all what I expect when I hear "Everglades". Gumbo's travels, ever-enlightening.
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Re: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley). Where Gumbo was #37

DrFumblefinger ·
By last landscape, I presume you mean the view of the alligator crawling away?
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Re: A Walk through Florida's Everglades: Big Cypress Bend boardwalk at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

PHeymont ·
Looks like a great place for a walk and a learn! You might just be putting Florida on my map...
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Re: A Walk through Florida's Everglades: Big Cypress Bend boardwalk at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Travel Rob ·
What a great walk.I really enjoy the boardwalks that are all over Florida.Really let's you get on top of some interesting things that you don't want to walk through.
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