First created to protect the surroundings of the Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Reserve simply got its name from the impressive amount of cypress trees that it hosts. Of course, many other species are found on the 728,000 acre area; know that entrance to the park is free!
Cypresses are often covered with Spanish moss which hangs from their branches. Above, some bald cypresses.© Jon Helgason / 123RF
The Big Cypress National Preserve is home to 300 different bird species.© Robert Clay / 123RF
The Big Cypress National Preserve is a marshy area.© William Silver / 123RF
It is possible to catch a glimpse of the symbolic Black Vulture in the Big Cypress National Preserve.© David Watkins / 123RF
Streetwater Strand is a natural canal which links Miami to Fort Myers.© Rudy Umans / 123RF