An illustration of a salt-marsh caterpillar.

Salt-marsh Caterpillar

An illustration of a salt-marsh caterpillar.

The Everglades are a subtropical wetland located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Florida, comprising the southern half of a large watershed. The system begins near Orlando with the Kissimmee River, which discharges into the vast but shallow Lake Okeechobee. Water leaving the lake in the wet season forms a slow-moving river 60 miles (97 km) wide and over 100 miles (160 km) long, flowing southward across a limestone shelf to Florida Bay at the southern end of the state. The ever-changing Everglades are shaped by water and fire, with frequent flooding in the wet season and drought in the dry season.

Everglade

The Everglades are a subtropical wetland located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Florida,…

Rush salt grass, found in salt marshes, <em>Spartina junca</em>.

Rush Salt Grass

Rush salt grass, found in salt marshes, Spartina junca.

Also known as the American harrier, the marsh hawk (<em>C. Hudsonius</em>) is nineteen to twenty-one inches long. It is of a pale gray color, the underside is white with small reddish spots.

American Marsh Hawk

Also known as the American harrier, the marsh hawk (C. Hudsonius) is nineteen to twenty-one…

An illustration of a marsh hawk.

Marsh hawk

An illustration of a marsh hawk.

Hibiscus coccineus flowers are bright scarlet. The flowers bloom in July and August. The shrubs grow between four and eight feet tall. These shrubs are native to the marshy areas of Florida and Georgia.

Flowering Branch of Hibiscus Coccineus

Hibiscus coccineus flowers are bright scarlet. The flowers bloom in July and August. The shrubs grow…

Found throughout Middle Europe, the European Kingfisher is a solitary bird that inhabits wet areas, such as small streams.

European Kingfisher

Found throughout Middle Europe, the European Kingfisher is a solitary bird that inhabits wet areas,…

A boy by a marsh.

Marsh

A boy by a marsh.

Also known as Pinus serotina. The pine cone of a Marsh Pine tree.

Pine Cone of Marsh Pine

Also known as Pinus serotina. The pine cone of a Marsh Pine tree.

The typical representation of a cypress swamp marsh on a topographical map.

Cypress Swamp Marsh

The typical representation of a cypress swamp marsh on a topographical map.

The typical representation of a marsh in general (or fresh marsh) on a topographical map.

Fresh Marsh

The typical representation of a marsh in general (or fresh marsh) on a topographical map.

The typical representation of a salt marsh on a topographical map.

Salt Marsh

The typical representation of a salt marsh on a topographical map.

The typical representation of a wooded marsh on a topographical map.

Wooded Marsh

The typical representation of a wooded marsh on a topographical map.

"A distinct long woolled breed. They have been much modified by a large infusion of Leicester blood; but as their distinctive qualities fit them well for a bleak and humid habitat, there is now an aversion to risk these by further crossing." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Romney Marsh Breed

"A distinct long woolled breed. They have been much modified by a large infusion of Leicester blood;…

"These two boys have just been let out of school, and are returning home. Their father's house is seen in the distance on the right, and between it and the school-house there is a large tract of marshy and miry ground. The elder brother shows his wisdom in going round in the old beaten path. But the younger brother, in his eagerness to get home first, takes a shorter cut across the marsh. He takes a pole with him in order to leap across the ditches he may find in his way. In leaping across one of them the pole breaks, he falls into the ditch, and is mired nearly up to his neck in mud. It is unnecessary to state which boy got home first, or who made the best appearance after they got home."—Barber, 1857

The Longest Way Round, is the Shortest Way Home

"These two boys have just been let out of school, and are returning home. Their father's house is seen…

Native to Australia, this is known to natives of New South Wales as <em>waw-gul-jelly</em>. It is shy and reclusive, and often found in marshy areas.

Emu Wren

Native to Australia, this is known to natives of New South Wales as waw-gul-jelly. It is shy…