Everglades

DeSantis makes waves going into legislative session

DeSantis makes waves going into legislative session

Agree or disagree with his actions, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been making decisions–and lots of them–since taking office Jan. 8. Government is often accused of moving slowly, but the governor has made a point of taking some type of action on a variety of fronts discussed during his heated campaign for the office. Read […]

Exotic pets get second chance with amnesty program

Exotic pets get second chance with amnesty program

They may seem cute, exciting and manageable when they are young, but exotic pets such as reptiles and birds can mean a big commitment. They can grow to unexpected sizes, live for long periods and require more room and specialized care over time. For that reason some of these species have been released into the […]

Never-ending work along the Florida Trail

Never-ending work along the Florida Trail

Ed Williamson had no idea the Florida Trail existed, at least not until a chance encounter with people from the Western Gate Chapter of the Florida Trail Association. He came across a booth at an Earth Day event in Pensacola and the rest is history. “I was curious about it and asked some questions and […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 25

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 25

FLORIDA ADDS PRIZES TO BOOST PYTHON REMOVALS IN EVERGLADES Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials announced Monday new incentives to report and remove the giant constrictors blamed for decimating populations of native animals. Under the Python Pickup Program , anyone submitting the location and a photograph of a python removal on certain state-managed lands […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 20

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 20

OFFICIALS: WOMAN THROWS DOG FROM BRIDGE, CLAIMING IT CAN FLY Capt. David Walesky of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control told the Palm Beach Post (https://goo.gl/AsAsgz ) that the 8-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix dislocated a leg in the fall Wednesday from a bridge in Riviera Beach. Sheriff’s officials say the woman, who was […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 19

5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 19

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. State House approves new map for congressional districts The Republican-controlled House is moving ahead with a new map for Florida’s 27 congressional seats after the state supreme court threw out the existing map. Authorities expand Florida’s next […]