Inside The Solution Holes In The Everglades

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Solution holes are one of the most prominent yet little discussed features of the Florida landscape. From Pensacola to Key West, they pockmark the karstic bones of the very ground we stand on, helping fresh water flow under, through, and over the land on its way from a rain cloud, to the aquifer, to the… Continue reading Inside The Solution Holes In The Everglades

Solution Holes Of The Everglades

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Most of Florida is a karstic paradise, where the limestone bedrock is exposed at the surface of the earth and hydrodynamics push billions of gallons of rainwater over and through clusters of solution holes along inland water transfer routes formed one millimeter at a time, over thousands of years, beginning millions of years ago when… Continue reading Solution Holes Of The Everglades

Everglades “Hole In The Donut” Walk Through – Behind The Scenes

Walking in the algae through the "Hole In The Donut" ecological restoration area of Everglades National Park. ©Jacob Katel. all rights reserved

Here is just a small fraction of the activity behind the scenes of the making of Hidden Springs Of The Everglades as I traversed the wildly varied biological and botanical superdiversity of the “Hole In The Donut” ecological restoration area of Everglades National Park. The ecological restoration here consisted of a full scrape of all… Continue reading Everglades “Hole In The Donut” Walk Through – Behind The Scenes

“Hole In The Donut” Everglades Restoration Area Update Slideshow

Approaching a solution hole in the "Hole In The Donut" ecological restoration area of Everglades National Park. ©Jacob Katel. all rights reserved

You gotta give it up to the “Hole In The Donut” ecological restoration area in Everglades National Park, it’s a great wild area to explore with a unique set of attributes that will soon disappear. And that’s actually part of the plan. For you see, this area was scraped down to the bone to get… Continue reading “Hole In The Donut” Everglades Restoration Area Update Slideshow

Hidden Springs Of The Everglades, New Book Explores The Karst

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Florida is one of the most densely freshwater-spring populated landmasses on the planet. But the hidden springs of Everglades National Park, where solution holes tap the aquifer, have managed to thrive in and beyond the practically impenetrable thickets of wilderness that usually ensconce their glory. Until now. Amidst historic high waters; local, state, and federal… Continue reading Hidden Springs Of The Everglades, New Book Explores The Karst