Sunday Drives

Scenic Sunday drives through the countryside were quite common back in the day. Pack the family into the car and head for big nature — maybe a massive forest on rolling hills or a stretch of remote beach along A1A. Make stops along the way at particularly beautiful spots. Have a picnic, maybe. Of course, […]

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge


See the Manatees!

Whether you want to see manatees up close and personal, watch live streaming video (daylight hours) or learn more about these adorable creatures, here’s the info to get you there: Live Stream Manatee Cam from Blue Spring State Park in Orange City. For other videos and more information, please see the Save the Manatee Club. ManateeCam at […]

Florida’s Imperiled Animal Species, Part 6

Manatees, Key Deer and Mountainous Star Coral take the spotlight in Part 6 of our continuing series. The list of imperiled species is a fluid instrument — species are added and removed periodically, as well as changing classifications, such as from Endangered to Threatened. In fact, our first imperiled species is a perfect example of changing […]

Key deer

Wood Stork

Florida’s Imperiled Animal Species, Part 5

There are 145 Imperiled Animal Species listed in Florida. In our continuing series we’re spotlighting a few at a time. Today we’re looking at Wood Storks, American Crocodiles, and Sherman’s Fox Squirrels. Wood Stork; Bird; Mycteria Americana: The iconic Wood Stork is listed as federally Threatened, upgraded from Endangered due to successful conservation efforts. However, FWC says, […]

Florida’s Imperiled Animal Species, Part 4

In this 4th installment of Florida’s Endangered, Threatened and Species of Special Concern we’re looking at an owl, a whale, and a snake. Photo: By travelwayoflife (Flickr: Owl Family Portrait) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons Burrowing Owl; Bird; Athene cunicularia: This unique Florida Species of Special Concern is the only owl in North America that […]

burrowing owls