A lot of people know or have heard about the Everglades as one of the largest wetland ecosystems in the world. However, only few really know and understand its major role on wildlife and the whole ecosystem. To educate and help people understand the great importance of this vast wetland, the Museum of the Everglades hosts an annual festival celebrated every February.
The one-week celebration for the Florida Everglades or called the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival will feature a lot of fun activities and interesting presentations.
At the opening of the festival on February 18, Janina Birtola will give a presentation about the environment perspectives of Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
Marjory Stoneman Dougles was an environmental crusader and a journalist who wrote the book entitled The Everglades: River of Grass released in 1947. It’s because of her work that the beauty of Everglades were revealed to the world as well as the many issues it is facing especially the large part of the wetland that has already been destroyed. That same year, President Harry Truman dedicated the Everglades National Park for the recovery and protection of the fragile ecosystem of Everglades.
Alan S. Maltz, a fine art photographer, will also present his latest book entitled “Journey Through Paradise” which will feature the best images of Everglades.
Visitors can also do a lot of fun activities during the festivals like canoeing, kayaking, and boating. You will find a diverse collection of fauna and fauna like more than 350 species of birds, reptiles and the most endangered types of mammals, and of course, different types of plants, trees, and beautiful, wild orchids.
The Everglades is truly a great place to appreciate nature and definitely a crucial ecosystem that must be protected. Explore this secret paradise called “Florida Everglades” and be amazed with you will discover.
The Everglades are a very convenient attraction to visit. The drive from any For Myers real estate (www.fortmyersrealestate.com) location to the Everglades is no more than an hour or so. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be amazed at Florida’s natural beauty.