Flaunt state law by illegally spraying pesticide that destroys millions of bees, threatens a local ecosystem and costs local beekeepers a quarter of a million bucks? Better think twice! If Florida regulators catch you in the act, you'll have to cough up, uh, about $1,500. That laughable penalty has ... More >>
If regular mosquitoes are like chihuahuas, small ankle-biting little buggers, then gallinippers would be pit bulls. They're twenty times the size of a regular mosquito, and have mouthparts so strong they can pierce through clothing. Their eggs can lie dormant for years, but scientists warn that weat ... More >>
When my co-worker brought in edible "presents" to the office from his Colombian mother-in-law, it wasn't your typical box o' chocolates or salt water taffy; instead these souvenirs were hormigas culonas, or big-butted Colombian ants and gelatina de pata de res -- cow foot gelatin.Most of the reactio ... More >>
The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing a proposal from a British biotechnology firm asking to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes.If the FDA green lights the "new animal drug" application, quaint and quirky Key West will become the hub of controversial experiment.
Perhaps I could borrow some honey. (Pooh's stomach growls.) Just a taste. A small lick I should think. Have you seen the promos for the new Winnie the Pooh movie out today? It's so utterly nostalgic, (dare I even say cute?) capturing even the hearts of grown men. Focusing on Pooh, he's the kin ... More >>
Photo by Riki Altman Guess which ingredient could hop off the plate?Since we're all about Mexico this week, here's a recipe from the luxurious Maroma Resort and Spa near Cancun to consider. What I call "grasshopper guac," the resort's chef, Juan Pablo Loza, refers to it as Marona-style guacam ... More >>
Motorcycles rule this weekend in Homestead.
Get on board the Beauty Bus
One man's search to restore rare blossoms to their historic Florida home
Kentridge's big MAC attack delivers a KO
Butterflies take over Fairchild
Farmers in South Miami-Dade are being terrorized by ATV-riding vandals
Robert Is Here
Living the lychee life
Parker Sod Landscape Center
That roaring inferno you see was started intentionally, and if it can be kept under control, it'll do more good than harm