Shark Valley is an extension of Everglades National Park. For some reason I have never had the pleasure of checking it out but on our little farm stay weekend Emily and I brought our bikes for a nice exploration.
We biked, we birded, we butterflied, we watched the big puffy clouds drift over the blue sky. It was a nice day and we had a lot of fun on the trail. I am ready to go back when the weather is even cooler! The best bird was hearing multiple Marsh Wrens and seeing a huge flock of Tree Swallows. The butterfly diversity was pretty good too with some nice sulphurs and Zebra Longwings. We sat on a bench and watched the butterflies for a good time. The only thing missing was lunch. Next time we'll make better plans and stay longer.
If you have a bike then you should check out Shark Valley. It's such a nice trail and the ride is easy going. I highly recommend this trip if you want to see an up-close view of the Glades.