Your moment of Everglades Zen: An Ode to Mangroves

Mangroves in all stages of growth along the St. Lucie River on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at Shepard Park in Stuart. Photo by Leah Voss.

Few images feel more iconic to coastal Florida shorelines than the twisted, tumbling limbs of the mangrove. Beneath their clumping root systems, life thrives, providing physical protection for marine species that gather under, seek refuge and sustenance within, and cling to mangroves’ protruding appendages. Above the water, dense canopies provide shelter and important nesting habitat for coastal birds and mammals.

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