Scenes of beauty in River of Grass
“Here is land, tranquil in its quiet beauty, serving not as the source of water, but as the last receiver of it. To its natural abundance we owe the spectacular plant and animal life that distinguishes this place from all others in our country.’’
President Harry S Truman at the dedication of Everglades National Park in 1947
This slide shot focuses on picturesque scenes of the national wonders of the Everglades: A starry night falls on cypress trees in Kirby Storter Roadside Park in Big Cypress National Preserve. Midnight clouds reflect in the alligator pond at Kirby Storter Roadside Park. Lighting flashes in the distance over a vast expanse of sawgrass. A small tree frog clings to a twig off the boardwalk of Pa-hay-okee Overlook in Everglades National Park. Water from Lake Okeechobee feeds into the Everglades. A dragonfly lands on a blade of sawgrass, reflecting in the waters of Pa-hay-okee Overlook. An alligator rests on a bank near the boardwalk on Anhinga Trail. Two adult alligators curl their tails around the others off the boardwalk of Anhinga Trail. A Tricolored Heron sits on a branch just off the main road through the Everglades. Cypress trunks are reflected in the waters of Kirby Storter Roadside Park.