Wildlife in the Everglades is More Concentrated During Dry Months
Millions travel to South Florida each year, hoping to catch a glimpse of the famous Everglades wildlife, namely the alligator. If you are wondering when the best time to make the trip is, the airboat captains at Everglades Holiday Park will tell you that there is never a bad time to go on an Everglades airboat tour! The 1.5-million-acre marshland is a wildlife mecca 365 days a year. However, experts know spotting wildlife is sometimes easier during certain times of the year.
The Everglades experience a dry season and a wet season. The dry season is typically between December to April, when the water levels and temperatures experience a sharp drop. These environmental changes bring beneficial changes to the landscape, but some insects, such as mosquitos or horse flies tend to diminish. Since insects are fewer and wildlife is greater, the dry season is an ideal time to visit the Everglades to spot some awesome animals in their natural habitat.
Tourists are not the only ones who flock to the Everglades during the dry season; birds and other wildlife spend their winter in the Glades as well. Large numbers of animals tend to congregate around the remaining water holes, and birds fly south to the Everglades for nesting. Numerous kinds of birds migrate down to the Everglades to escape the colder weather up north. As the dry months progress, animals become more active, especially alligators. You will have no problem spotting these large reptiles during your Everglades airboat tour.
An Everglades airboat tour during the dry season brings the best of both worlds: an array of wildlife and a pleasant atmosphere. South Florida during early winter is warm and sunny with a refreshing breeze to make your time in the Everglades comfortable and fun. Leave the work to our experienced airboat ride captains at Everglades Holiday Park. With years of experience navigating the terrain, they know exactly which spots to take you to in order for you to have a great experience.This entry was posted in Everglades Holiday Park Blog, on .