Burrowing Owls of Florida; Who Knew?

Burrowing Owls of Florida; Who Knew?

  Florida is a known bird-watching capital of the world and, thanks to a new book and its accompanying movie, one of those birds is in the spotlight. The new book, entitled ‘Hoot,’ portrays a struggle surrounding Florida’s burrowing owls. It was written by Carl Hiaasen, author of over twenty books including other kids’ books […]

Ecotourism Vacation at Clearwater Beach

Ecotourism Vacation at Clearwater Beach

  Ecotourism is not necessarily a new concept but the name does encompass a number of conservation minded philosophies under one umbrella. The short answer is that ecotourism means traveling without a negative environmental impact. However, the concept goes farther than that. It includes not only a viewpoint of caring for the environment but also […]

Sad Fate of the Giant Sea Cow

Sad Fate of the Giant Sea Cow

  Do not feel too bad if you have never heard of a Steller’s Sea Cow. The species died out couple of hundred years ago. The way it exited our world, however, is a sad page in the development of environmental awareness. The tale is taken from the pages of Russian history. We took interest […]

Growing Pains of the Florida Manatee

Growing Pains of the Florida Manatee

  Manatees and Florida are synonymous in our present day. Florida provides a habitat for the aquatic mammals along its entire coastline. Manatees prefer the warm waters of Florida and the Caribbean. Called the West Indies Manatee, the creatures are a big draw for tourism. According to recent reports, manatees in Florida are doing well. […]

Wild Hogs of Florida

Wild Hogs of Florida

  Wild hogs in Florida? Yes. We’ve got those. In fact, we’ve got a lot of those. After living in Florida for over a decade, we have seen wild hogs only once. They were gathered at the edge of a forest on the side of a freeway on a long open tract of land with […]