Cast Away in the Everglades

Everglades National Park, Florida
Article by Alexander Moliski
January 14, 2019

"Here are no lofty peaks seeking the sky, no mighty glaciers or rushing streams wearing away the uplifted land. Here is land, tranquil in its quiet beauty, serving not as the source of water, but as the last receiver of it. To its natural abundance we owe the spectacular plant and animal life that distinguishes this place from all others in our country."

Harry S Truman, 1947

“Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning."

Pigeons and doves constitute the animal family Columbidae and the order Columbiformes, which includes about 42 genera and 310 species. The related word "columbine" refers to pigeons and doves. They are stout-bodied birds with short necks, and short slender bills that in some species feature fleshy ceres. They primarily feed on seeds, fruits, and plants

Andy paddling in the everglades

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