National Geographic : 1961 Jan
tidal channels and arching roots weave a maze between saw-grass glades and Florida's rim 127 KODACHROMES (ABOVE AND BELOW) BY MELVILLE BELL GROSVENOR © NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Anhinga perches on an Ev erglades signpost between dives for fish. Often only the long curving neck shows above water when the bird swims, leading Floridians to call it snakebird. Snowy egret, "the bird with golden slippers," rests above an Everglades slough. Al most exterminated by plume hunters in the late 19th cen tury, Leucophoyx thula has made a comeback over most of its original range. Great white heron takes flight. Florida Bay's popu lationof some 900 fell nearly 40 percent after the 1960 hurricane, a National Park Service count shows.