Brazilian journalist Christine Engelberg joined us on our famous Everglades Backwater Tour in the fall of 2012. The article she wrote about her experience was published in the March issue of TOP Magazine; click on the photo below and zoom in to read “Miami through Clyde Butcher’s Lenses.” For all non-Portuguese speakers, here is a little summary: As she asks in her article, “How about getting to know Miami from a different perspective than do most of the tourists who visit the city?” Engelberg agrees with Condé Nast Traveler and National Geographic when they recommend the Everglades Backwater Tour as one of the most interesting eco tours available. She considers it an excellent option if you want to learn about the biodiversity of this wild ecosystem. The cypress trees and wild birds made Engelberg feel in touch with nature while trekking through the swamp. Impressed by the beauty of Clyde Butcher’s photography, which she viewed in the Big Cypress Gallery as part of the tour, she chose one of his images to illustrate the article.
The folks at WLRN-TV are creating a series of small segments entitled “Slices of Life” featuring local residents’ careers and businesses. A small group of friends and I were invited to come along with the crew to interview Charles J. Kropke. I was thrilled to join upon hearing that the filming was to be conducted in Big Cypress National Preserve. This, however, was not going to be the passive outing that most people witness- high and dry. Our guide’s ominous recommendation was to “make sure to bring a change of clothes and shoes”.
Dragonfly Expeditions searches for the best candidates to act as guides. We are proud to have among our leaders: published environmental and historical authors, renowned photographers, archaeologists, professors, journalists, biologists, ecologists, entomologists, botanists and historians. A general theme within our family is volunteer work and activism. In the past, volunteer groups gathered and hauled 2 dump truck loads of trash out of the Burns Lake area in the Everglades and volunteered annually at Clyde Butcher’s Labor Day Muckabouts to support the Big Cypress Preserve. Over the last three years, our guides and staff have been extensively involved in clearing invasive exotic vegetation and foreign debris and replacing them with mangroves and buttonwoods in the gardens of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.
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