Help us stop this madness

NO MORE ORPHANS IN FLORIDA~   This will be short and ugly/ bitter. Today many, many times, they have been blasting all over our local news about the impending, not their words, Black Bear Hunt again in the Fall. Numbers  were given, with absolutely no evidence to support how these numbers were arrived at however, 4350 Black Bears […]

Hiding the Hunters

A beautiful 300 pound Florida Black Bear hit and killed near our home here in the Ocala Forest. Picture credit: USFS Carrie Sekerak   So much for transparency from the King of backroom deals and hidden agendas, or the Governor of what is now known as the sad state of Florida for all wild animals. […]

It Is Over!

A beautiful Black Bear Cub. Will we ever see another one? Picture credit: Unknown   Score Scott and Company ONE, Florida Black Bears  Zero! I had to compose myself before writing this, it took some time. Yesterday in Tallahassee, Judge Reynolds, who I am reasonably sure was appointed by Scott, said that the FWCC had every right and indeed, every responsibility to order […]

Trust No One~

A magnificent Florida Panther Picture credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers   On our news this morning was a completely unexpected revelation. It came, they said, from the Executive Director of the FWC although, they did not mention Nick Wiley by name. Was this an accident, or requested? It seems that Nick Wiley may or may not have […]

Double Entendre or Controlled Florida Bear Hunting

And coming soon to Florida! Picture credit: William A. Troyer – US Fish and Wildlife Service   In the little publicized, poorly defined FFWS meeting in Jacksonville yesterday, not much was really accomplished or confirmed about the plan to renew Black Bear hunting in this state. We still do not really know exactly how, when, where or what is going […]

No, No, No!

A magnificent Florida Black Bear   Update: The FFWS Meeting will be tomorrow at 8:30 AM at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Jacksonville, 225 East Coastline Drive on the Third floor. Phone number is 904 588-1234 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission • Farris Bryant Building 620 S. Meridian St. • Tallahassee, FL  32399-1600 • […]

We Are Their Only Hope

          Brown Pelican, Black Bear cub and Rhinos   It has been entirely too long since I have been able to share any news about wildlife with all of you, so today’s posting will address several issues, I apologize and hope that you have a big pot of coffee nearby~ To begin this morning,  and it […]

Guilty!

Beautiful, Bashful, Black Bear Cubs~ Picture credit:  FWC   I am sure that you all remember the horrific stories written  here about the Seven Black Bears,  that were killed in the Orlando area recently. It was a sad, sad, sickening thing to have to write about and watch unfold. Many hearts were broken,  as this story was on the […]

A Day of Animal Mourning

A Florida Panther, Everglades National Park 2005 National Park Service Photo by Rodney Cammauf   While watching Sam Champion on the Weather Channel this morning, I was painfully reminded,  that today is  “Endangered Species Day.” Today is shamefully called National,  or is it Global Endangered Species Day? This day was apparently created nearly a decade ago, by the US […]

Numbers!

A Florida Black Bear Cub Picture credit:  FWC **An update 4/17/2014  5 AM** FWC  just announced that there will be fines and possible jail time for anyone caught feeding Bears. This comes too late for SEVEN Black Bears!   Today with heavy and trouble heart,  I am imploring you to do something for an animal that […]

Animal Awareness Alert~

       A Florida Black Bear in the Ocala Forest and a Florida Manatee mother and baby Black Bear picture credit:  FFWCC,  Manatee picture credit: http://www.sfwmd.gov The Black Bear pictured here was taken in an area quite near our house and according to Wikipedia: “which supports the highest density population of black bears in North America.”   […]

Their World, Their Future~

ARKive – Images of Life on Earth Picture credit: Animal World   As  the world celebrates a New Year, my thoughts are as usual,  focused on animals. Recently there has been a lot of reflection and or controversy about the ESA, the Endangered Species Act turning 40 and whether or  not it is, gasp, still necessary. Merely writing these […]

Bear Bloodshed

A beautiful Florida Black Bear Picture credit:  FDOT   I have been quiet about this for two weeks, but cannot remain silent any longer. My blood is boiling and there is nothing that anyone can do to stop this,  it would seem. About two weeks ago, a local woman was out walking her dogs at night […]

Euthanized and Harvested

A Florida Alligator sunning itself on shore. Picture credit: John White   Recently someone asked me how I choose the subjects of the Blogs posted here. My answer to him/her,  made perfect sense,  to me at least. I said that if something makes me cry or very angry, it is going to be passed along to […]

Back From The Brink

                     On Left:  A beautiful Brown Pelican                                                           On  Right: A  gorgeous Bald Eagle Picture Credits:  On  L:  SFWMD  and On  R:  Keta Design   It’s  “ feel good Sunday ”  and the story today is one that makes me personally, deliriously happy. When I was in College a professor once told the class that 99% […]

Conservation Corridors

                                A Black Bear underpass near our home in Florida                          Animal Bridge on the Flathead Reservation in Montana Picture credit: Florida DOT                                                                       Picture credit: Djembayz   To some people, they are a supreme waste of money, to animals, they are their only hope in a daily battle with vehicles to get across dangerous roadways. When humans, cars and concrete came into […]

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