Secret Miami Kayak Spot – Everglades WCA 3B

Near the crossroads where you find the Miccosukee Casino, which is Krome Ave and Calle Ocho if you’re unfamiliar, there’s a boat ramp connected by arterial hydrodynamics to Lake Okeechobee. This is an area usually run through by airboats, but brave souls may find interest in hitting it up the old-school motor-free way like I… Continue reading Secret Miami Kayak Spot – Everglades WCA 3B

This Is How Solution Holes Form

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Solution holes form in the Miami Limestone of the Florida Everglades when water acidifies as it steeps in ground vegetation, and then chemically reacts with the calcium carbonate contained in the bedrock. One of the plant materials most important to this acidification process is the pine needle of the Florida Slash Pine aka Dade County… Continue reading This Is How Solution Holes Form

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