30 August, 2010

What's In Your Backyard?

Our family of five has been living in a (teeny-weeny) flat for almost two years now. Before we moved, we lived in a large house in the country, with plenty of room to roam around outside. 

When we first moved into our current place, my husband and I told the kids that even though our (eensy, weensy) apartment does not have a backyard, our town does. In fact, South Florida has a very big backyard. (1.5 million acres to be exact!)

It is called the Everglades. Basically, it is a great, grassy river whose ecosystem plays hosts to some of the most fascinating plants and animals in the world...Critters including alligators, crocodiles, panthers, and a venomous water snake nicknamed the "Cottonmouth". 

Recently, we took the kids out in this backyard of ours. The following photos are some of the less formidable residents of the "River of Grass". 

Great White Egret
Marsh Rabbit
Large-Mouth Bass
 What's In Your Backyard?  
 Please send me a photo of you and your family enjoying your town's "backyard". I am gathering photos that will be featured in an upcoming "Get Out" article. 
You can email the photos to me at kristydisch@gmail.com

Click here to find out more about the Everglades ecosystem.

Click here to find out about the Everglades Restoration Plan.

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