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 »
Free Nature Photography Class, Sunday May 6
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Media Contact - Linda Friar, 305-242-7714
Contact: Program Contact - Kevin Bowles Mohr, 305-242-7752
Everglades National Park is pleased to invite the community to visit our Artist in Residence, Mary Keithan, at the Anhinga Trail on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Mary Keithan will be on site from 10:00a-12:00p and will provide photographic expertise and suggestions for photographing nature.
"Using my camera in the Everglades is quite a challenge," says Mary Keithan. "To capture the fleeting moments of Nature, such as birds on the wing, I use a DSLR camera." Mary Keithan holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Hunter College, New York City and Penn State.
"My eye is trained to recognize the more subtle pastels to vibrant colors, a similar experience when compared to using black and white where I captured a full tonal range - white to black. It is a matter of judgment to use the proper equipment and process to achieve the desired results." Mary Keithan encourages all amateur photographers and professionals alike to join her at the Anhinga Trail for a mini camera class when capturing nature behind a lens.
Rain Date: Makeup day is Saturday, May 12)
Directions: Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center: 40001 SR 9336, Homestead, FL 33034,
Visitors coming from the Miami area and northern destinations should take the Florida Turnpike (Route 821) south until it ends merging with U.S.1 at Florida City. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Palm Drive (State Road 9336/SW 344th St.) and follow the signs to the park.
Visitors driving north from the Florida Keys should turn left on Palm Drive in Florida City and follow the signs to the park.
The Anhinga Trail is located at the Royal Palm Visitor Center. Drive past the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center and in ¼ mile is the park entrance station. Proceed to drive 2-miles down the road to the Royal Palm turnoff. Take a left and drive to the Royal Palm parking lot.
For information on the Artist in Residence (AIRIE) program, contact Kevin Bowles Mohr at 305-242-7752, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit AIRIE.org. Application deadline for 2013 is June 1, 2012.
Did You Know?
Everglades National Park, which protects over 1.5 million acres, is the 3rd largest national park in the lower 48 states, behind Yellowstone National Park (2nd) and Death Valley National Park (1st).