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Old 11-22-2013, 01:32 PM   #1
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Everglades in March

we have been to the everglades b4 but always in January or Febuary. Was wondering what the skeeters are like in March. Any difference skeeter wise between the 2 campgrounds? thanks.
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Mosquito levels should be about that same. The local population of mosquitoes does not rise much until the daily rains starts in late May or early June.

It is the Everglades, where there is NO mosquito control, so there will always be mosquitoes. It is just a matter of how many.
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We were down in the Glades about twenty years ago and the skeeters weren't bad during the daytime, but when it got dark!

We actually saw people running and screaming! This was at Florida Point.

Now the no see ums were another story!!!!!!:eek :
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Use a good repellant and you should be OK. But March is alligator mating season. If you stay in the everglades you will hear them grunting at each other. I don't think the bugs will cause you to loose as much sleep as the gators.
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:45 AM   #5
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Three years ago, we were camped at Flamingo. For a week, mosquitoes were virtually nonexistent. Then, one day there were swarms of them. We moved to Long Pine Key and while there were a few of them, they were not a problem.

The take away from this is that mosquito populations can fluctuate wildly, and are quite unpredictable.

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Agree with Dog Folks and J Birder. We were at Flamingo and Lone Pine Key 4 or 5 years ago in March and there were no mosquitoes. We were told that they can drive you nuts after the rains come. Birding was good and we canoed (with the Ranger led trip - saw the well-known 12' Crocodile swim in front of us, supposedly the largest American Crocodile in the US, but I forget his name - the guide said to let him be ' uh, huh, like we are going to challenge him. I asked Elaine if she had gotten a photo - "I was to busy paddling!" Two or three are usually seen at the Marina along with flocks of Black Skimmers.

Googled Everglades NP and Lone Pine Key CG will be closed until December
park information at 305-242-7700.

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