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 »
Botanical Treasures of the Everglades - Coe Visitor Center Exhibit
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
Rare and endangered orchids, lovely but threatened bromeliads and other exotic plants from the subtropical environment of the Everglades are the subjects of an art exhibit in the Everglades National Park entitled "Botanical Treasures of the Everglades" by Kathleen Konicek-Moran.
Kathleen has used the past eight winters as a volunteer in the Park to find some of the Park’s most rare and fascinating plants. As a botanical illustrator, she presents her subjects in ways that educate the viewer, yet are artistically pleasing. She works in pencil, pen and ink and watercolor. The park videographer Jennifer Brown recently completed a video of this artist as she works in the Everglades. This video can be viewed on the park website multimedia pages under Glades Glimpse Podcasts.
Did You Know?
Over the course of thousands of years, the natural communities of South Florida have become well adapted to the devastating effects of seasonal hurricanes. In fact, such storms are considered an important element in the long-term health of the Everglades.