Everglades National Park along the main road to Flamingo (Credit: Moni3, via Wikimedia Commons)
The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition team embarked on a 1,000-mile journey across the state to generate public interest toward protecting the state’s wildlife habitat, according to WUSF. The trek was successful, and the team logged updates through photos, videos, media interviews and social media.
The 100-day trip began in January 2012 and traversed much of the Everglades ecosystem and various creeks and rivers. There is an extensive collection of the team’s observations online, and the Florida Wildlife Corridor is still hosting events and speaker series on the team’s findings.
The expedition covered the Everglades, Okaloacoochee Slough, Fisheating Creek, Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. Other excursions were made into Lake Wales Ridge, the Ocala National Forest and the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.
Image: Everglades National Park along the main road to Flamingo (Credit: Moni3, via Wikimedia Commons)