Feature: Everglades restoration all a matter of water flow
As dawn breaks, the alligators below Pahayokee Boardwalk are in full voice. It’s mating season in the Everglades National Park, and the local complement of testosterone-filled males is in full display mode. That means jaw snapping, torso vibrating, and a surprisingly unreptilian chorus of bellows, grunts and growls.
Jack Roark, a National Park Service volunteer, is guiding a group of journalists on an early morning tour. The Everglades veteran has seen this kind of showboating many times before.