Everybody's National Parks | ENP 11.5 Everglades: Animals and Plants of a Fragile Ecosystem
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  • ENP 11.5 Everglades: Animals and Plants of a Fragile Ecosystem
    03/13/2019
    In episode 11.5 Danielle speaks with Everglades National Park volunteer and naturalist Carmen Ferreiro about the Everglades ecosystem and the biodiversity found in this rich and fragile environment.

    Discussion includes the following:
    • Volunteering at the park (1:55)
    • Ecosystem and biodiversity of Everglades (4:30)
    • Threats to the Everglades (6:44)
    • Alligators and crocodiles are indicator animals for health of ecosystem (8:45)
    • Wildlife often overlooked by visitors (12:48)
    • Pine Rocklands (15:05)
    • Hardwood Hammock (16:10)
    • Alligator Holes in slough areas (18:28)
    • Elusive Florida Panther (19:23)
    • Favorite areas of park to view wildlife (20:58)
    • Plume trade of late 1800’s (22:05)
    • Bird watching in the Everglades (23:59)
    • Plants of the Everglades (29:15)
    • Photography as a learning tool (33:38)
    • Dead whales and manatees found dead (36:36)
    • Roseate Spoonbill (40:50)
    • Carmen’s favorite experience at Everglades National Park (43:46)

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