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 »
January photography exhibit at Coe Visitor Center
Contact: Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
Everglades National Park is home to over 90 species of butterflies. These beautiful and fascinating insects will be shown in a macro photography exhibit, courtesy of the Miami Blue Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA), at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, January 1 through January 31. In addition to captivating photographs, the lives of butterflies will be described, and visitors will learn about finding butterflies, observing them, and attracting them to one’s own garden. The exhibit also underscores the importance of butterfly conservation; like all other wildlife, butterflies face threats from development, habitat loss, and climate change.
Did You Know?
Soft-shell turtles may not have the protective hard covering seen on other turtles, but they make up for that with relatively greater speeds in the water. Also, their long noses are well adapted for snorkeling. These amazing animals seem perfectly built for a life in the Everglades!