Arago: Exhibits

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A Mosaic of Ponds, Prairies & Upland Forests

39c Southern Florida Wetland pane of ten

Everglades National Park contains encompasses a fifth of the larger Everglades Ecosystem, the largest sub-tropical wilderness the United States. Known as the “River of Grass” for the abundant saw grass marshes, the Everglades are actually a mosaic of ponds, prairies, and upland forests. The river at some points is 60 miles wide even though at some points it only has a depth of six inches.