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Exploring Wild South Florida 4th edition by Su Jewell

Exploring Wild South Florida 4th edition by Su Jewell

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Learn more about the wonderful nature and wildlife of south Florida. Numerous photos highlight this part of the state, which includes the Everglades. Travel information and maps provided.
Learn more about the wonderful nature and wildlife of south Florida. Numerous photos highlight this part of the state, which includes the Everglades. Travel information and maps provided.

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Published by: Pineapple Press, Inc. on Jul 06, 2011
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10/14/2012

 
FOURTH EDITION
SUSAN D. JEWELL
EXPLORINGSOUTH FLORIDA
A Guide to Finding the Natural Areas and Wildlife
WILD
 
CONTENTS
Color section between pages 54 and 55.Acknowledgments viiIntroduction ix
I AN OVERVIEW
How to Use This Book 1Planning Your Trip 2When You Arrive 7 A Brie Human History oSouth Florida 16A Quick View o the Mainland 18A Quick View o the Florida Keys 21
II HABITATS
Coral Rees 25Mangroves 27Cypresses 28Pinelands 30Sawgrass Marshes 31Hammocks 33Lakes and Rivers 34Estuaries and Bays 34Beaches and Dunes 36 
III A PEEK AT THE SPECIAL WILDLIFE
Tree Snails 37Spiny Lobsters 38Conchs 39Florida Panthers 39Dolphins 40Manatees 41Alligators and Crocodiles 42Gopher Tortoises 44Sea Turtles 45Raptors 46Wading Birds 48Red-cockaded Woodpeckers 50Florida Scrub-Jays 50
IV THE UNWANTED PESTS
Invasive Animals 51Invasive Plants 54
V NATURAL AREAS OF SOUTHEASTERN FLORIDA(Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties)
Map 57Apoxee Urban Wilderness Park 58Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlie Reuge 59Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park 63Biscayne National Park 65Broward County Parks 70Deerfeld Island Park 70Fern Forest Nature Center 71Long Key Natural Area and Nature Center 73Secret Woods Nature Center 74Tree Tops Park 75West Lake Park and Ann Kolb Nature Center 76Broward County Natural Areas 78Dupuis Reserve State Forest (Dupuis Management Area) 79Everglades National Park 82Map 83Main Park Entrance 88
 
Flamingo 98Chekika 103Shark Valley 104Everglades City 107Grassy Waters Preserve 111Gumbo Limbo Nature Center and Red Reef Park 113Hugh Taylor Birch State Park 115John D. MacArthur Beach State Park 116John U. Lloyd Beach State Park 118J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area and Hungryland Slough 119Miami-Dade County Parks 121Arch Creek Park 121Castellow Hammock Preserve and Nature Center 122Greynolds Park 124Matheson Hammock Park 125Navy Wells Pineland Preserve 126Oleta River State Park 128Palm Beach County Parks 129Green Cay Wetlands and Nature Center 129John Prince Memorial Park 130Loggerhead Park and Marinelife Center 131Okeeheelee Park and Nature Center 132Riverbend Park 133South County Regional Park 135Wakodahatchee Wetlands 136Solid Waste Authority Greenway Trail System 137Southern Glades Wildlife and Environmental Area 138Stormwater Treatment Areas 140Water Conservation Areas 142
VI NATURAL AREAS OF SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA(Collier, Hendry, Lee, and northern Monroe Counties)
Map 143Big Cypress National Preserve 144Briggs Boardwalk and Rookery Bay 149Cayo Costa State Park 151Collier County Parks 152Lake Trafford County Park 152Collier-Seminole State Park 153Corkscrew Marsh 155Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary 157Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park 160Estero Bay Preserve State Park 161Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park 162Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge 166Gasparilla Island State Park 168J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge 170Koreshan State Historic Site 174Lee County Parks 176Caloosahatchee Regional Park and Hickey’s Creek Paddling Trail 176Matanzas Pass Preserve 177

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