Long Pine Key Campground Closed
Due to improvements to park roads and parking lots, the reopening of the Long Pine Key Campground will be delayed due to paving work. It will reopen mid-December. Those desiring to camp will be able to utilize the Flamingo Campground instead. More »
Pa-hay-okee Sound Gallery
Photo courtesy of Porter Libby, U.S. Forest Service
Below, listen to the calls of a Seminole bat (Lasiurus seminolus) recorded at Pa-hay-okee. Afterwards, try a round of Name That Tune: Everglades Edition to see if you can identify the Seminole bat among various other natural sounds that are commonly heard in the park, or visit the main bat webpage to learn about how bats use echolocation to navigate and forage for food in the dark.
Did You Know?
The pink coloration of the Roseate Spoonbill comes from a red pigment, related to Vitamin A, found in some crustaceans that they eat. Look for them foraging among the shallows of Everglades National Park.