Fresh Water Flowing Under Loop Road in The Everglades

Loop Road, ancient crossroads of time and space, has been home to killers, and bikers, and families, and fiddlers. Land of froggers, and fishermen, hunters, and millers. Waterfront, cow folk, and ancient adventurers; the nexus of Florida for whole tens of centuries. It’s only in recent memory that this locale has bore witness to the… Continue reading Fresh Water Flowing Under Loop Road in The Everglades

Shark Valley Closed Amidst Historic High Waters

People don’t usually cheer for a flood. But that’s exactly what scientists, politicians, and everyday people around the world are doing now that the Everglades are getting a much need influx of natural, fresh Florida water. In fact, Everglades National Park officials have said water levels haven’t been this high since 1962. UPDATE: Shark Valley… Continue reading Shark Valley Closed Amidst Historic High Waters

The Eastern Indigo Snake of The Florida Everglades

The Eastern Indigo Snake found in the Florida Everglades is a federally protected species. It is a non venomous, thick bodied snake up to 8 ft. long. The Eastern Indigo Snake is shiny bluish-black in coloration on its back and belly, though a portion of the belly may be red or cream colored. The coloring… Continue reading The Eastern Indigo Snake of The Florida Everglades

The Everglades Currently Have Record Setting High Waters

Wind, rain, hydraulic powered heavy metal machinery, the aquifer, Lake Okeechobee, these are some of the forces that shape the Everglades as we know them today. But one thing is different between today and almost every other day in the past 45 years, and that’s the historic return of freshwater flowing through the southern Everglades,… Continue reading The Everglades Currently Have Record Setting High Waters

Refilling The Everglades

Water from Lake Okeechobee and the rain are being pumped into the canal running alongside Tamiami Trail and heading into Shark Slough down to Florida Bay if I’m not mistaken. There are reasons the waters need to be pumped. The Everglades are a total wilderness and completely controlled at the same time — back in… Continue reading Refilling The Everglades

Amdrill Geotechnical Drilling In The Everglades

There’s only one thing to do besides cry when a Florida sinkhole opens up and swallows everything up under it. Call Amdrill. They are a multi million dollar company offering sinkhole repair services as well as geotechnical environmental drilling. And right now, you can find one of their trucks parked in the Florida Everglades. Why?… Continue reading Amdrill Geotechnical Drilling In The Everglades

Cat Tail Reed In The Everglades?

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Ironic that a fluffy tubular fauna named after a feline appendage should nearly decimate the mighty sawgrass of the Florida Everglades, but that’s just what cat tail reed has done in parts.