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Keys Treasures – Keys Kids Fishing – Islamorada – Big Pine Key – Florida Keys Crocodiles
More than 150 native plants call the Florida Keys their home and a few people can identify all of them. However, the poisonwood tree is one plant that everyone, both residents and visitors, should learn to identify. “Why?” you ask.
Poisonwood - the Good:
Although poisonwood may not be considered man’s best friend, ...Read More
Henry Flagler's Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad ceased operations in 1935, but two Keys women vividly remember childhood experiences riding the "railroad that went to sea." More information on the centennial anniversary of the railroad's completion is at www.fla-keys.com or flaglerkeys100.com
Completed in 1912, it was called the Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad ...Read More
SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 815 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:1. An area of cloudiness and showers over the western Atlantic Ocean northeast of the Bahamas is associated with the interaction of an upper-level trough ...Read More
Robert "The Haunted Doll" is over 100 years old and resides in a glass case at Fort East Martello Museum. Since he has come to live at the Fort many strange events have been reported. "Blame It on Robert" has become a well known excuse for pranks in Key West ...Read More
Snook Season, the recreational harvest of snook in Florida state and federal waters, will close on June 1.
Snook Season will reopen for harvest in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, on Sept. 1. Snook is also closed for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state ...Read More
A quick edit of a recent dive in the keys. This location is called Molasses Reef. It is the most visited dive site in the US. Also, it has been protected for a very long time, so the coral and fish seem to thrive here. Video shot on GoPro hero ...Read More
It’s that time of year — when Florida residents flock to the land of Hemingway, hammocks and sunset celebrations - the Florida Keys. The 110-mile highway to Key West is peppered with attractions, restaurants and shops to explore, but you’ll need a place to stay and there are many good ...Read More
The 6 Florida Keys Lighthouses are among the 11 "most endangered" historic sites in the state this year, says a statewide preservation group.
Alligator Reef Lighthouse
This week, the nonprofit Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, meeting for its annual conference in Tallahassee, released its list of 2016's most threatened historic resources. The ...Read More
Key deer were almost hunted to extinction. By 1950, as few as 25-50 of the animals were left. But the creation of the National Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key and protection under the Endangered Species Act have led to a comeback. The most recent population study estimates the herd ...Read More
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is a Stock Island nursery that is one of the Lower Keys’ best-kept secrets, a sanctuary for plants and people just off College Road. And at the heart of the 7.5-acre garden is a native plant nursery where it all begins.
The nursery ...Read More
Successful is too small of a word to describe the second annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Festival May 14-15. In Pensacola alone, 8,089 lionfish were removed in only two days at the Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition Tournament. More than 7,000 people (more than double last year’s numbers) attended the ...Read More
In this episode Kasey and I travel to the Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys. The Keys are hold several different species of pelagic. However the one fish we had in mind was the "Silver King" Florida Keys Tarpon. Enjoy our journey in tackling this monster fish.
You ...Read More
Bloodline managed a great first run on Netflix last year, with a family drama full of secrets and lies, brought out by the return of outcast son Danny, mesmerisingly performed by Ben Mendelsohn.Now season 2 is almost upon us and it turns out things aren't going to get any easier ...Read More
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary supports one of the most diverse assemblages of underwater plants and animals in North America. Here are simple ways you can have a fantastic time enjoying the Florida Keys while still Protecting the Reef.
Protecting the Reef - Keep your distance.
Maintaining a safe distance from corals ...Read More
Rows of new pink bougainvillea and other plants now line four miles of the Islamorada U.S. 1 corridor on Upper Matecumbe Key.
A five-month project to landscape the Islamorada highway shoulders from mile marker 81.5 to marker 85.6 should finish its planting phase in early June, said Paulette Summers, a spokeswoman ...Read More
Pagans wore holly in their hair to ward off evil spirits and gave it as gifts in honor of the winter solstice at the Saturnalia celebration. Christians took advantage of its winter green-and-red colors, removed one ‘l’ and called it holy, comparing it to the crown of thorns and sacrificial ...Read More
The white-crowned pigeon population in Florida is estimated around 7,500 pairs, according to the National Audubon Society. The migratory species is designated by the state as threatened, mainly due to the degradation of its preferred habitat of hardwood hammocks and mangrove islands situated throughout the Florida Keys. At the Key ...Read More
Seychelle Hattingh said she'd be "stoked" if she paddled more than 100 miles while attempting to break the standup paddleboard record for distance in a 24-hour period. The Guinness world record for women was 90.4 miles. For men, the record is 106 miles. Last weekend at Nathan Benderson Park in ...Read More
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUVRHcPFYHQ&feature=youtu.be ...Read More
Kate Watts monitors vegetation in the pine rockland ecosystem on Big Pine Key. Watts serves as Lead Wildlife Biologist for the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex, overseeing biologists, technicians and interns at the refuges in the lower Keys.
“Although a scientist by trade, I find that it is extremely important ...Read More