320px fakahatchee strand preserve

The Fakahatchee Strand

Conservation

Originally published in The Florida Orchidist

Posted by Sys Admin almost 7 years ago.

Article Blog   Article Index

The Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve Park is home to the largest collection of native orchid species and bromeliads in North America. It is also home to the Florida panther, black bear, Everglades mink, and the wood stork. It is the largest strand swamp on the continent and was the featured location for the Orchid Thief and the movie “Adaptation”.

This spectacular natural landscape is located approximately 75 minutes by car west of Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. On February 26, 2011, the Friends of the Fakahatchee will be hosting the annual “safari”. Visitors can participate in guided swamp walks, birding walks, photo workshops, and scenic tram rides as well as wildlife presentations, a camp fire program, and a cookout. Swamp buggy rides will also be available. All profits will go to support the preserve. For more information call 239-695-2905.

Share on Social Media:  
Log in to Add a Comment

New Topics

  1. Jamaal Hooker asked question Endemic orchids in Puerto Rico in category General Discussion
  2. Michael Heffernan asked question Ruby Eyes ‘Tetra Baron’ in category General Discussion
  3. Kevin Fernandez asked question Unknow orchid in category Vandaceous
  4. Kevin Fernandez asked question Yellow leaves in category General Discussion
  5. Karen Kaye asked question details for care. Food, fan location etc in category General Discussion

New Comments

  1. Stephen Cowley commented on orchid Gym. nigra
  2. Image Carol Holdren commented on topic "Unknow orchid" by Kevin Fernandez
  3. Image Carol Holdren commented on topic "Yellow leaves" by Kevin Fernandez
  4. Image Carol Holdren commented on topic "Ruby Eyes ‘Tetra Baron’" by Michael Heffernan
  5. CASSIO VAN DEN BERG commented on orchid Psy. atropurpurea
  6. Alicia PANTANO commented on topic "Looking for Plant Identification" by Jeanne M Uzar
  7. John Marmaro commented on orchid E. mariae
  8. 2016 11 03 Jeanne M Uzar commented on member plant Pths. tribuloides by Jeanne M Uzar
  9. Image Carol Holdren commented on topic "details for care. Food, fan location etc" by Karen Kaye
  10. Edward Zapata commented on topic "Help with ID, Please & Than You! " by Elizabeth Padilla