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Miami blue butterfly on Bahia Honda in 2003. This species was last seen on the island in January 2010. Photo: J. Glassberg.

Invaders in Paradise

1/17/2013 // By Bruce Stein

Every family has holiday traditions. Our tradition for the past several years has been to pack up the kayaks and fishing gear and spend the holidays camping in the Florida Keys at Bahia Honda State Park. Known to most for […] Read more >

credit: South Florida Water Management District

Revisiting the Ten Plagues: 10 Invasive Species That Plague America Today

4/10/2012 // By Amanda Stone

One of the most memorable parts of the Passover Seder is the recounting of the ten plagues that befell Egypt. When I was little we sang silly songs about the frogs, the pests and vermin that overtook the countryside and […] Read more >

Miami Blue Butterfly, Photo credit: Jeffrey Glassberg, Ph.D

Vanishing Beauty: Endangered Miami Blue Butterfly Losing to Invasive Green Iguana

2/16/2012 // By Mekell Mikell

The Sunshine State is a little less bright and colorful now that the tiny and endangered Miami blue butterflyis facing a new challenge to its survival.  Large Central American iguanas are feasting on the nickerbean leaves this vanishing beauty uses […] Read more >

Because of Pythons, Nine Lives May Not Be Enough for Florida Panther

2/1/2012 // By Mekell Mikell

If cats have nine lives, an endangered cougar subspecies may be down to its last one. The Florida panther has been a whisker away from extinction for decades, struggling to survive amidst habitat loss, pollution, disease and uncontrolled hunting.  Unfortunately, […] Read more >