I asked my friend Daisy to do a guest post for me. And guess what? She did! Well, I'll stop writing and let Daisy wow you with her awesome awesomeness. So here's Daisy!
"Hello, everyone! My name is Daisy the Curly Cat. When my friend Hannah Fanna asked me to do a guest post on her blog, I was very excited. I thought real hard, and decided that I would like to tell you about a special part of where I live in south Florida. Sometimes it is called the "River of Grass." Do you know what it is? If you guessed the Florida Everglades you are correct!
The Everglades is teaming with wildlife! I live less than a mile from the edge of the Florida Everglades! The red "X" marks where I live, and the edge of the Everglades is on the left. This means I am lucky enough to see many interesting birds and animals in my own backyard
Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States and is one of the largest wetlands in the world. The Florida Everglades is a large marshland ecosystem, with the main feature being sawgrass marsh. The water and sawgrass form a shallow river that is 100 miles long and 60 miles wide! There are also small islands of trees that are called hardwood hammocks and something called cypress swamps and pine rockland.
Here are just a few of the beautiful creatures I have seen in my very own backyard:
These birds are called White Ibis. It is a wading bird, and catches fish with its funny-looking curved beak. This bird is endangered.
Can you spot the alligator in this picture? He swims around in the lake behind my house.
Here is a lizard. There are many lizards living in my backyard. I think they look like tiny alligators!
This is a Wood Stork. I do not see this kind of bird very often, and they are also endangered.
Finally, here is a Great Blue Heron. This bird is the largest heron in North America and can have a six foot wingspan!
It is very important to protect our environment so wildlife can continue to survive. And remember to keep watching your own backyard, because you never know what you might see!"
Thank you Daisy. Ladies and gentlemen, let's give her a round of applause! Yay!