- from Wetlands
It’s a swamp! It’s a marsh! It’s the Everglades! Stretching across most of the southern end of the Florida peninsula is a special wetlands system.
It includes marshes, sloughs (places with deep mud), freshwater swamps, coastal mangrove swamps, and even pine woods. At the heart of this watery world is a 50-mile-wide, 100-mile-long “river of grass.” On average, it’s only about six inches deep. The Everglades stretch south and southwest from Lake Okeechobee toward Florida Bay. They are home for a wide variety of wildlife. Come visit the land the Seminoles call Pa Hay-okee, “grassy waters.”