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 the fresh water to flow under, through, and over the land on its way from a rain cloud, to the aquifer,… Continue reading Inside The Solution Holes In 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

Where Pine Rocklands Meet the Freshwater Marl Prairie

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Welcome to Everglades National Park, where the mighty Slash Pine Rocklands meet the Freshwater Marl Prairie and you can find Swamp Cabbage, Muhly Grass, Saw Grass, Saw Palmetto, Algae, Periphyton, fresh water springs, solution holes, and more. Check out these photos and stay tuned for more on the way. The biodiversity of plant communities in… Continue reading Where Pine Rocklands Meet the Freshwater Marl Prairie

Hidden Springs Of The Everglades, New Book Explores The Karst

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Florida is one of the most freshwater-spring populated landmasses on the planet. Even in Everglades National Park, where solution holes along slough routes transport water through the karstic bones we walk on. Amidst historic high tides; local, state, and federal imperatives to restore more natural water flows along historic routes, and ecological restoration in the… Continue reading Hidden Springs Of The Everglades, New Book Explores The Karst

The Everglades Karst and Solution Holes Expose Hidden Freshwater Springs

The Everglades include a maze of tunnels through the limestone that open in clusters along the major sloughs and help to transport fresh water from Lake Okeechobee to the Florida Keys. They are a prominent feature of chemical weathering between calcium carbonate in the coral rock limestone and carbonic acid in the rain water. Most… Continue reading The Everglades Karst and Solution Holes Expose Hidden Freshwater Springs