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 »
Summer Photo Exhibit at Coe Visitor Center
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
What: New Photography Exhibit entitled “Subtle Beauty and Seasonal Changes”
Patterson was born in Salina, KS, and began to seriously develop his interest in nature photography while in high school. He completed a Bachelor’s in Biology and Master’s in Geography from Kansas State University.
Judd currently works for the South Florida/Caribbean Network of the National Park Service. He continues to pursue nature photography to promote environmental education/conservation and for the sheer joy of being outside.
Judd’s photography has been used for a variety of regional and national causes including The Nature Conservancy publications, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge education center, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve visitor center, Kansas/Great Plains bird guides, 2009 State of the Birds report, and a Department of the Interior Museum exhibit in Washington DC.
Judd remains highly motivated to capture images of threatened species and habitats in order to play a role in ensuring their future.
The Ernest Coe Visitor Center is located 11 miles southwest of Homestead on State Road 9336 and also features award-winning natural history displays, an 18-minute film, and related book sales. Center hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily; admission is free. For information and directions call (305) 242-7700.
Did You Know?
The “high and dry” tree islands of the Everglades are called tropical hardwood hammocks. The park marks a significant edge of the northern limits of many subtropical plants and the southern limits of many temperate plants. This provides quite a unique and beautiful landscape.