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

What is Periphyton?

The basic primordial funk of life in the Everglades is Periphyton, a spongy mass of submerged bacteria, microbes, algae, decomposing vegetation, and assorted fecund matter that attaches to any surface it runs into; parlaying its feast of earthly flesh into a terra-not-so-firma that protects and serves the entire chain of life and food web of… Continue reading What is Periphyton?