Florida

Keeping Manatees Warm this Winter

While Florida might not have colorful leaves or crisp evenings to mark the changing seasons, autumn does have a special transition of its own: manatee migration. As water temperatures cool, …

8 Facts You Didn’t Know About America’s Everglades — And Why We Must Restore this Incredible Place

America’s Everglades is a subtropical wetland ecosystem spanning 1.5 million acres across south Florida. Known as a biodiversity hotspot, the Everglades is filled with an abundance of wildlife and is …

Water for Wood Storks

Florida’s wading bird nesting season is about to begin! From December to July, wood storks – as well as roseate spoonbills, egrets, ibis, and herons – flock to South Florida …

Loggerhead sea turtle

Cast a Vote for Sea Turtles

We’re urging friends of wildlife in Florida to vote for sea turtles and all marine wildlife by checking YES for Amendment 9 at the ballot box to ban offshore drilling …

Toxic Green Slime & Dead Fish as Far as the Eye Can See

Southwest Florida is currently being hit not by one, but by two, massive outbreaks of toxic algae. It could take many years for these systems to fully recover. The National Wildlife …

Everglades Restoration Will Help End Florida’s Wildlife Crisis

Yet another bout of toxic green slime, mixed with the worst red tide Florida has seen in over a decade, has created a perfect storm for Florida’s wildlife and residents …

As Florida Algae Crisis Hits Wildlife, NWF Works to Strengthen Water Protections

Florida’s coastal communities and wildlife are getting hammered this summer by a double whammy of red tide and blue-green algae. Natural factors and manmade problems are combining like a hurricane …

A bird known as a limpkin unexpectedly spotted in Louisiana.

Birders, Snails and the Limpkin

For many birders like me, part of the thrill of birding is finding birds far outside their normal range, and to record one of these vagrant birds. A real achievement …

Restoring Paradise After Hurricane Irma

Florida has always been in the path of storms – it juts right out into Hurricane Alley – but as people have built along the coast, drained wetlands, and contributed …

Hurricane Irma: Impacts on Florida Wildlife & Habitat

As every Gulf Coast resident knows, hurricanes are natural events. In Florida, we joke that there really are only two seasons – tourist season and hurricane season. Native wildlife species …

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