Florida Audubon http://blog.wlrn.org en Everglades Restoration: Water And Money Flow Into The River Of Grass http://blog.wlrn.org/post/everglades-restoration-water-and-money-flow-river-grass <p>May was an eventful -- and most would likely say hopeful -- month for the beleaguered&nbsp;Everglades. Gov. Rick Scott signed into law <a href="http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-05-30/news/os-environment-development-lobbying-20130530_1_florida-crystals-sugar-industry-sugar-cane-growers-cooperative">new legislation</a> that will provide hundreds of millions of dollars over the next decade to fund Everglades restoration and cleanup.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 14876 at http://blog.wlrn.org Everglades Restoration: Water And Money Flow Into The River Of Grass Why The 'World's Weirdest Bird' Is Ditching South Florida And Heading North http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-worlds-weirdest-bird-ditching-south-florida-and-heading-north <p>The roseate spoonbill -- often mistaken by confused tourists for the non-native flamingo -- is one of Florida's great iconic species. Dubbed "one of the most breathtaking of the world's weirdest birds" by naturalist Roger Tory Peterson, the gangly creatures are an increasingly rare sight in South Florida.&nbsp;</p><p>According to a feature in the May-June issue of <em>Audubon Magazine</em>, spoonbills have been vacating South Florida in droves, heading north to more hospitable (read: often less developed) lands.</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 18:16:04 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 13788 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why The 'World's Weirdest Bird' Is Ditching South Florida And Heading North Read About New Boating Guidelines For The Everglades http://blog.wlrn.org/post/read-about-new-boating-guidelines-everglades <p>Proposed changes at <a href="http://wlrn.org/term/everglades-national-park" target="_blank">Everglades National Park</a> have put anglers at odds with environmental groups. The park's draft general management plan, which includes several variations (or "alternatives"), is currently up for public comment. This Sunday is the deadline to weigh in on proposed measures, which include prohibiting traditional boating in about one-third of Florida Bay.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 13656 at http://blog.wlrn.org Read About New Boating Guidelines For The Everglades Feral Cats Bill Pits Animal Welfare Advocates Against Conservationalists http://blog.wlrn.org/post/feral-cats-bill-pits-animal-welfare-advocates-against-conservationalists <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Animal welfare advocates are at odds with wildlife </span>conservationalists<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;as the Florida Senate prepares this week to look at a controversial feral cat bill.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 11656 at http://blog.wlrn.org Feral Cats Bill Pits Animal Welfare Advocates Against Conservationalists