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Great Egret, Ardea alba. Photo by Rodney Cammauf, National Park Service

American Wetlands Month in Review: Trouble for the Everglades

5/29/2015 // By Jessica Ritter

This May marks the 25th anniversary of American Wetlands Month – an opportunity to celebrate the critical ecological and economic importance of wetlands for the country. Wetlands improve water quality, serve as a first line of defense against flooding, and …

Meadowlark

Protecting Migratory Birds Requires Focus on Habitat

5/8/2015 // By Dani Tinker

This year, a team of educators and biologists came together and decided International Migratory Bird Day should focus on habitat restoration. Habitat loss and degradation are major threats to migratory bird populations. To protect the birds, we must restore the …

Atala, Flickr user Brandon Trentler.

A Tale of Three Butterflies: Endangered Species and the Everglades

8/12/2014 // By Sara Gonzalez-Rothi

Can you imagine a place where alligators and crocodiles live side-by-side? It isn’t a fairytale: it is America’s Everglades! The historic Everglades ecosystem once encompassed 11,000 square miles. Home to a mind-boggling diversity of plants and animals, the River of …

Bobcats fighting in a tree snag Photo by Rebecca Sabac

An Epic Battle of Two Bobcats in a Tree

2/20/2014 // By Dani Tinker

NWF supporter Rebecca Sabac had an incredible wildlife sighting recently. While driving down Highway 27 in the Everglades, something caught her attention. Up in a dead tree snag, about 30 feet high, sat a cat. With the kindest intentions, she …

sunrise in Ormond

Post Thanksgiving: I’m Still Thankful, Especially for Florida

12/3/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

It has become a Fischer family tradition to spend Thanksgiving holiday in Daytona, Florida—I’m not too sure what palm trees and the beach have to do with turkey day, but my grandparents live there, and my family hates cold weather, …

A manatee swimming warm shallow water
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Toxic Algae: Florida’s Manatees in Crisis

11/8/2013 // By Daniel Hubbell

While “red tide” may sound like a biblical catastrophe, it is simply an unusual bloom of a common alga—karenia brevis—that turns saltwater a rust color.  While not supernatural this algae is not harmless, as it includes a neurotoxin called brevetoxin. …

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Don’t Leave Florida’s Springs Out to Dry

6/24/2013 // By Glenn Watkins

Once upon a time, in a swampy, far away land, there were crystal clear natural springs that mesmerized visitors traveling to Florida from miles and miles away. Before the wonderful world of Disney was constructed atop the headwaters of the …

Sandhill Crane. Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Shortsighted Senate Water Bill Will Damage Rivers and Wildlife, Fleece Taxpayers

5/15/2013 // By Lacey McCormick

Today, the Senate voted 83-14 to pass the Water Resources Development Act of 2013, S.601. Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, said in response: This shortsighted bill will leave Americans at greater risk of flooding, damage …

Florida Panther (Photo: Rodney Cammauf/National Park Service)

Five Ways the Water Resources Development Act Harms Wildlife

4/4/2013 // By Adeline Rolnick

We all know that water resources projects have a huge impact on wildlife and habitats.  And when they go wrong, they go really wrong: as the Army Corps drained the Everglades (per the direction of Congress) to make room for …

Great blue heron, Everglades

Photo of the Day: Everglades

12/28/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Photo by Larry Kay See more of Larry Kay’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! Share your images with our Flickr group …

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