Mangrove forests are an important habitat here on Florida's Gulf Coast. They protect the fragile shoreline from storm damage, filter and purify freshwater runoff, serve as a nursery for valued game fish, and provide a home for a myriad of diverse species. They are best viewed from a canoe or kayak where one can quietly enjoy the beauty of nature.
A mangrove tunnel through Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle)
A great group restoring the mangle forests of Indonesia.
Mangrove Action Project, worldwide restoration
You can see red, white and black mangroves from a boardwalk at Four Mile Cove Eco Preserve in Cape Coral, Florida
Setting sun through the mangroves. Ponce DeLeon Park. Punta Gorda, Florida.
Evening paddle. Charlotte Harbor, Florida
What a wonderful natural world we live in!