Having never been to the Everglades before, I am truly
amazed by everything I have experienced so far. There
are so many vastly different habitats in this protected
area that are vital to a healthy environment. Healthy
wetlands also have many species of birds and insects
which we have definitely seen so far! For me, seeing
this large area of wetlands being protected and
conserved really gives me hope for the future of
conservation. Not only is this magnificent land being
conserved, but so many people visit the Everglades
everyday! That means that people are constantly learning
why it is so important to take conservation seriously.
If people all over the world were learning about nature
conservation everyday and taking steps to reduce, reuse,
and recycle, imagine how much greater the Earth would
Birds are so fascinating and unlike any other organism
on Earth. The ability of an individual bird to migrate
thousands of miles every year is truly remarkable.
Having the opportunity to travel to a new location, like
Trinidad, and observe many new species of birds, is
fantastic, but there is something special about seeing a
few species that can also be found in Western New York.
The American redstart is one warbler species that we
often see at Iroquois national Wildlife Refuge in the
summer and yet we saw it perching in a tree in Trinidad!
What we must do is ensure that the habitats that birds
live in are conserved and healthy so that these
incredible and captivating organisms are not lost from