BROOKSVILLE — Sometimes the reasons for a shortage of a particular species of bird on a particular day are obscure and might include shifts in weather patterns or changing agricultural practices in distant countries.
KLAMATH, Calif. — This winter, Yurok tribe forestry crews will be four-wheeling down muddy fire roads, hiking through steep, slippery brush and trekking across more than 20,000 acres of forest to count and measure trees.
DUNEDIN — Come spring, even more Honeymoon Island visitors than before will be able to watch shore birds frolic among beach plants and sea turtles nest along a sandier coast, officials say.
On these winter days when Kings Bay turns chilly, hundreds of manatees crowd into Three Sisters Springs in Citrus County, huddling together in the warmth flowing from the underground spring vents.
TREASURE ISLAND — Visitors to Sunset Beach may be startled to find a large, exposed concrete and rock groin despite a $16 million beach renourishment project completed over the summer.
Greener pastures shouldn't be accompanied by brown fields.
On his reality television show, Swamp Brothers, Robbie Keszey wrestled with scores of alligators, crocodiles and venomous reptiles swarming across his Bushnell snake farm.
CLEARWATER — An injured bald eagle was spotted near U.S. 19 Monday morning.
Three years ago, early in Gov. Rick Scott's administration, his Department of Environmental Protection proposed major changes in the state park system — mostly to add more campgrounds and other facilities, including a place for recreational vehicles to park overnight at Honeymoon Island State Park.
Two weeks ago, when the year's 19th Florida panther was killed by a vehicle, experts warned that the all-time record would fall by New Year's Day.