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 […]

Gone is Forever

A Green Sea Turtle Hatchling Photo credit: Manuel Heinrich Emha   As someone who has in the past,  been  fond of deep-fried shrimp, as of today, it is off of my menu, forever! I try very hard to be a vegetarian, but alas, shrimp was a guilty weakness, but now, no more. In my mail this morning was […]

Ishi, et al.

Our baby Ishi, so far, the only child of our sweet Harriet   Not wishing to put you all to sleep or bore you yesterday with a excruciatingly long post, I decided to split it in half, this then, is part two. All the news today is not  bad, some of it is actually wonderful. […]

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 […]

Deadly Silence

Hide baby, you’re safe, for now! Picture credit: MWanner   Try to picture this scene. You are strolling along a path in the lovely, tranquil Ocala Forest of Central Florida, walking with your wife/husband and children, when suddenly without warning, you are shot, perhaps killed. There had not been a sound. So, how did this tragedy happen […]

You’re On Your Own!

The Tiger Shark is a regular visitor to Florida Beaches. Picture credit: Albert Kok   This story has been on our local news for several days and it has Floridians divided,  once again. I truly did not want to write about this, but the story will not go away. Those who fish of course, are completely opposed […]

Naughty Nudists

Royal Terns on Passage Key Wildlife Refuge in Florida Picture credit: USFWS   When this came on our Noon News yesterday, at first I thought that it must be a joke, but as it turned out, it was quite the opposite. A Florida Wildlife Refuge on the Gulf Coast near Tampa, called Passage Key, with a resident population of rare Native birds […]

Murdered, why?

Our beloved Gopher Tortoise Harriet, on her way back to her tunnel after eating.   Yesterday our local news, as usual, found a heinous, outrageous story about an animal that had been tortured and killed. It had been murdered. The animal at the center of this media firestorm, was an Endangered Gopher Tortoise. As it was airing  yesterday,  I looked […]

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 […]

Cadet one, Gator zero!

The educational experience of a lifetime! “An environmental education student gets to feel the back of a young alligator on the refuge” Please do observe the tape around the young gator’s mouth to protect all involved! Picture credit: Steve Hillebrand,  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Public Domain)   Just now while having our lunch, this story […]

Ethics Be Dammed

The magnificent,  soon likely to be extinct, Florida Panther Picture credit: The Florida Panther page   Just now on our lunchtime news,   was a story about our Governor’s  supposed questionable connection to some of the very same  Companies that had recently been given permission to drill for oil by our DEP  in Collier County. They  said, that he owns a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Whales Rule!

                                The critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale Picture credits: NOAA   For entirely too many years,  the most Endangered Whale on our planet,   the North Atlantic Right Whale,  has had to endure endless red tape battles just to survive in their home waters of the Atlantic Ocean. They have […]

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 […]

Florida’s Future Felidae

A Florida Panther Kitten      Picture credit: FWC   Greetings from the Sunshine State. Please say hello to the newest member of the critically  Endangered Florida Panther  Family. Now, if you don’t have the great pleasure of living here, chances are that you may have never heard of, nor have ever seen, our beautiful Florida Panther. This rarest of the […]

A Fed Bear Is A Dead Bear

A young Black Bear Picture credit: hans-stieglitz   Once again this morning, I had not intended to write, but once again it was not to be. This state has a pretty poor record, in my eyes, when it comes to “nuisance,  (their word not mine)  anything.” Nearly every day in our local news, there is another […]

Our Florida Ghost~

The Florida Ghost Orchid (picture credit Mike Fournier)   There was a story in the news yesterday,  that prompted me to introduce you to a plant here in Florida that is so rare, that people from all over the Globe come here hoping to see it, some even come hoping to steal it. Few succeed at either. This deliciously rare and stunning beauty, is […]

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