Oh, the Everglades. Our noble river of grass. Our beautiful, unique ecosystem. Oh, the ways in which we have totally screwed it over. No, seriously. We've made our alligators the size of Kate Moss. We've turned some birds gay, and we keep releasing all sorts of stupid pets into it.
Is South Florida going to secede to form its own state? Probably not, but its fun to think about. Last week we asked you to help chose the symbols and emblems for the New State of South Florida. Most of them were pretty good... except for the state song. Which we apologize for even suggesting in th ... More >>
It was dusk and the fading twilight glistened purple and orange across the gentle ripples of Biscayne Bay. A mile from land a fishing boat dumped a bag of chum in the water and a crowd of hungry pelicans began to fight each other for food. It was the end of another day, a long day at that--and ev ... More >>
Enrique Gomez de Molina's sculptures are to die for. Literally.The Miami-based artist was charged today with illegally smuggling exotic animal parts -- including birds of paradise and the world's cutest animal, a slow loris -- into Florida from Indonesia. Then he stitched, glued, and stuffed the par ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsNo Ke$has were harmed by Clemente DiMuro.Ah, Miami. So close to the Everglades. So far from sanity.It's a dangerous combination. For instance, when poachers such as Clemente DiMuro shoot protected anhinga "snakebirds," chop off their pretty feathers, and sell them on the Internet ... More >>
It's good to know that during these hard times, our state senators are focusing on the big issues. Issues like addressing Florida's dire need for an official state amphibian. Thank goodness that state Sen. Steve Oelrich (R-Cross Creek) has taken up this pressing concern and is making sure the bar ... More >>
The weirdest nook of Miami-Dade County is its unincorporated northwest corner -- a rural tract where guajiros pummel each other at cowboy bars, black-market horse meat is in high demand, and burned cars and other refuse litter the streets as if in some Mad Max hellscape. Here's yet another stran ... More >>
Hear Irish words of wisdom at the Saint Stephens Day celebration.
Help preserve the Everglades while we still can
Teens clean in hurricane's wake
The life of the emperor penguin isn't easy, but it might make yours seem better
Aviary Bird Shop
Sinbad's Bird House
No tips for the weary; swan-eating croc irks park
They're for sale in the gift shop at Parrot Jungle, which has some folks crying foul
Everglades National Park
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Devotees duel and dunk
The rabbit and vulture problem at MIA hits its Malthusian limit
What's in a name? Not much when talking about the jet-setting Goose Club diners
Can one man fix the nation's fourth-largest school system?
Just because you can shake it doesn't mean you're a dancer.
Should 2700 little birds be allowed to hold up the reclaiming of the Everglades?
The birds don hats, bikinis, sneakers and stand as art in public spaces
Sunset Feed & Supply, Inc.
Snake Bight Trail
Without the help of a South Florida conservationist, the island of Dominica may bid farewell to its national bird
Canoe Trip to Chicken Key Island Nature Preserve
A weird government plan to help save an endangered species winds up threatening to defile the Everglades
Put down the field glasses and close up the guidebooks. When Florida's top avian enthusiasts do battle, the feathers fly.
Live alligators. Dead snakes. Howling owls. About the only thing the Everglades doesn't have is a bright future.