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Basic Everglades Info




Basic Everglades Info

Spring brings the end of the dry season, and beginning of the rains

Dry Season:

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 this time:

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 look for:

Duck Potato

Spatter Dock


Nesting Anhingas

Baby Green Herons


White Peacock

Dragonfly Golden-winged Skimmer



The average weather at this time is;

Mildly warm and sunny, with slight chances of rain.

Average Temp: 75 - 80
Humidity: Light


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: 305-221 8776


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