The spring is the end of
the dry season, and beginning of the rainy season. Therefore, many arias
will can be completely dried up. The wildlife is still here, but the great
numbers are slowly fading for the season. There are
still lots neat things to see. Many birds, like the Green herons, Anhingas,
and Red-Shouldered Hawks are nesting in Shark Valley.
Nearing the end
of the dry Season
It is nearing the end of the dry season, which
means the water is about at it's lowest level before the rains return
for the season..
Sometimes, it's so dry, that the only place to find
water is the culverts near the road, or the canal along the west road
in Shark Valley.
What to see at
What we are mostly seeing at this time
are quite a few Alligators, Anhingas, herons, egrets, and cattle egrets.
Some of these birds are nesting at this time, and you might even be lucky
enough to see the young birds crawling around in the brush as they mature,
readying themselves to fly away from their nests completely. Sometimes
Spoonbills, and the Everglade's Snail Kite can also be spotted from the tram
tour as well!
Neat things to
Baby Green Herons
The average weather at this time is;
Mildly warm and sunny, with slight chances of rain.
Average Temp: 75 - 80
Mosquito Level: low
What to bring for a more enjoyable visit:
There are very few
mosquitoes here in Shark Valley right now, so be comfortable and don't
worry about them here, at this time.
Wear comfortable clothing, a hat, and/or sunglasses, Lot's of water,
and always a good idea to bring Sun screen. Don't forget your camera,
binoculars, and your National Park passport book to stamp it if you
have one. And most of all, .. be sure to bring a big smile!
If you have any more questions, please call:
Shark Valley Visitor Center:
(All links below in red to come!)
Thank you for your visit. Please
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