Author: Captain Mitch

Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park: An Overview

Among the 59 national parks located in the United States, the Florida Everglades is perhaps one of the most well known. Everglades National Park was established to protect the southern 20% of what was...

great horned owl

Great Horned Owl

While the burrowing owl might be the most well known owl in southern Florida, it is certainly not alone in the area. The great horned owl is prevalent here as well, a species which...

cypress knees

Why Do Cypress Trees Have Knees?

If you have ever asked yourself the question, “Why do bald cypresses have knees?” then you are not alone. Cypress trees are unusual when compared to most other tree species, whose root systems run...

bird song

Why Do Birds Sing?

Chances are, at some point in your life, that you’ve woken up to the sound of a bird singing outside your window. Whether you are someone who tends to enjoy these melodies or someone...

brown pelican

Brown Pelican

If you’ve ever been to the beach or out on a boat in Florida, than you have probably seen your fair share of brown pelicans. Most commonly found around coastlines of the Southern United...

coral snake

Venomous Snakes of the Everglades

While there are twenty-seven known species of snake that live in the Everglades, fortunately, only four of them are actually venomous: Cottonmouth Also known as the water moccasin, cottonmouths are a type of pit...