Roseate Spoonbill: The Flaming Bird
Look closely at nature. Every species is a masterpiece, exquisitely adapted to the particular environment in which it has survived. Who are we to destroy or even diminish biodiversity? – E. O. Wilson Public Excitement In Florida, very few birds produce a public commotion when spotted. And the Roseate Spoonbill is one of them. This…
The Stunning Courtship Behavior of The Great Egret, an Unmissable Spectacle!
The great egret has a behavioral repertoire that includes over 16 different displays. And only some of them are more prominent during courtship with the aigrettes, the spectacular scapular plumes, playing a critical role in helping magnify the optical effects of the displays.
The return of the wood stork to South Florida
The wood stork is an endangered species in Florida. Although it is nowhere near the historical population that foraged and nested in the Everglades and surrounding areas, it is making a slow comeback mirroring the efforts to restore the iconic River of Grass, as Marjory Stoneman Douglas used to call what is now Everglades National…
Wildebeest populations are in drastic decline. This not only threatens an entire ecosystem (the Mara-Serengeti) but also one of the most incredible natural phenomenons that still exist in our planet, the Great Migration.