|UNESCO #79 - Everglades National Park - FL - USA|
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Everglades - FL - USA - UNESCO #79
After a sunrise in Iowa, a beautiful sunset in Florida! The Everglades National Park (that we all know from movies and TV series like CSI Miami) is one of the oldest UNESCO sites and, unfortunately, part of the infamous list of the World Heritage Sites in Danger mainly for ambient reasons (global warming strikes again). Thank you very much Valerie, this amazing card increases my collection to 214, only 767 to the end. This postcard took 9 days to arrive!
Everglades National Park is the largest designated sub-tropical wilderness reserve on the North American continent. Its juncture at the interface of temperate and sub-tropical America, fresh and brackish water, shallow bays and deeper coastal waters creates a complex of habitats supporting a high diversity of flora and fauna. It contains the largest mangrove ecosystem in the Western Hemisphere, the largest continuous stand of sawgrass prairie and the most significant breeding ground for wading birds in North America.