Days like yesterday are the days that make this whole experience amazing. Actually, not just amazing, but ah-mah-zing! They are the days that the four of us get to be out doing things. Seeing things. Learning from real life and not reading about them in books.
In our effort to soak up as much information about South Florida ecosystems (no pun intended) I was so excited to join-up with our favorite naturalist to head to Everglades National Park.
We entered through the main entrance of Everglades National Park– the third largest National Park in the country, at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center near Homestead, FL. If you ask at the visitor center, they will handout a Jr. Guide Book that doubles as a wealth of information and offers colorful pictures to engage the kids. Our plan for the day was to hike the Anhinga Trail for bird watching and some ‘gator spying. We also happened to see a cottonmouth which the park rangers were monitoring visitors near.
The kids enjoyed trying to identify the birds we saw with the booklets that were given to us and were thrilled when they saw their first alligator!