June 8, 2011

Flamingo Visitor Center Everglades National Park

America's Everglades is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.
The Everglades span over 1.5 million acres.

There are a lot of walkways that let you get up close and personal with nature.

Even if it is a grasshopper.

Alligators everywhere.  I think we will stay on the walkway.

Doug gets his picture with the waiting vultures.

Home of the Nike missile site.  Tours are offered December to April.

It's slow traveling for this Everglades creature.

You never know just what you might see in the Everglades.

Remains of the Flamingo Visitor center after two hurricanes came through the area.

Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma hit The Flamingo Visitor Center in 2005.

The walkways go from wooded areas to

waterways filled with alligators.

Which way do we go?

Let's see?  Did they run into any bugs on the way down here that we can eat?

Big hill coming up!

Overview of the road cutting across the Everglades.

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To be continued...

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