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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 >

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 >

Miami Blue Butterfly

Feeling Blue: Florida Butterfly Flutters on the Edge of Extinction

8/10/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

The brightly colored wings of the Miami blue butterfly once flittered and fluttered all over coastal Florida. But now, something so lovely and once so common is vanishing at a disturbingly rapid rate. Only a few hundred of the thumbnail-sized […] Read more >