Florida Fun Facts
Check out these fun facts about our beautiful state.

State Bird - Mockingbird
State Butterfly - Zebra Longwing
State Flower - Orange Blossom
State Song - “Suwannee River Old Folks at Home”
State Tree - Cabbage Palmetto
State Wildflower - Coreopsis
State Animal - Panther
State Marine Mammal - Manatee
State Saltwater Fish - Sailfish
State Saltwater Mammal - Porpoise
State Reptile - Alligator
State Shell - Horse Conch

There are 11 National Parks in the state of Florida
  1. National Preserve - Big Cypress - Ochopee, FL
  2. National Park - Biscayne - Miami, Key Biscayne & Homestead, FL
  3. National Seashore - Canaveral - Titusville and New Smyrna Beach, FL
  4. National Monument - Castillo de San Marcos - St. Augustine, FL
  5. National Memorial - De Soto - Bradenton, FL
  6. National Park - Dry Tortugas - Key West, FL
  7. National Park - Everglades - Miami, Naples, and Homestead, FL
  8. National Memorial - Fort Caroline - the Timucuan Preserve; Jacksonville, FL
  9. National Monument - Fort Matanzas - St. Augustine, FL
  10. National Seashore - Gulf Islands - Gulf Breeze, Florida and Ocean Springs, Mississippi , FL, MS
  11. Ecological & Historic Preserve - Timucuan - Jacksonville, FL

National Parks Website

Florida has over 4,700 species of native or naturalized plants in Florida, including over 4,300 species of vascular plants and over 400 species of bryophytes (plants known only from cultivation are not included).
Florida has the most golf courses of any state in America.
Florida is the flattest state in America. The state’s highest natural point, Britton Hill, is only 345 feet above sea level. For comparison, Britton Hill is the lowest high point out of any state in America.
Florida produces the most oranges in America.
Florida’s average temperature is 70.1 degrees Fahrenheit.
Florida has the most thunderstorm activity in the country.
Clearwater is the city with the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita in the United States.
Florida has more than 700 freshwater springs. Of them, 27 are classified as first-magnitude springs, more than any other state.
The Great Florida Birding Trail is a statewide network of 510 wildlife viewing sites found along a flyway for migrating birds.
There are no dinosaur fossils in Florida.
There are 1,800 miles of coastline in Florida, and 1,200 miles of sand beaches.
Florida ranks #1 for tomatoes, grapefruit, sugarcane, snap beans, cucumbers, and oranges.