Florida Keys Treasures

This website is undergoing a major revision. You probably arrived on this page because a page you were looking for has been moved or removed. Please look through the links below to see if the page has been moved. Many old, outdated articles have been permanently removed but many new pages are being added.

Welcome to the Florida Keys Treasures WEB Site. You’ll find local information about tourism, fishing, diving, snorkeling, restaurants, accommodations, Keys jobs, lobsters, lighthouses, maps, vacation, fish, birds, plants and history about all the Fabulous Florida Keys including Key Largo, Tavernier, Islamorada, Layton, Key Colony Beach, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West.

The pages on Florida Keys Treasures are constantly being updated and more pages added. Use the Pages listings below to find the information you are looking for. You will also find below links to Keys Treasures Blog Recent Posts and All Florida Keys Treasures Pages. If you didn’t find what you’re looking for use the Site Search at the bottom of this Pages.

At the top of each page is a list of the most popular pages. You should also checkout the Keys Treasures Blog for current news and events. You can also visit the several Facebook pages Keys Treasures operates.

Keys TreasuresKeys Kids FishingIslamoradaBig Pine KeyFlorida Keys Crocodiles

Locations in the Florida Keys
Places to Go
Key Largo Tavernier Islamorada Beaches Bridges
Layton Key Colony Beach Marathon Lighthouses Parks Reefs
Big Pine Key Key West. More Islands Resorts Restaurants Florida Everglades
Things To Do for $10 or less for family of 4
Vacation Rentals by Owner Keys Schools
More Things to Do
More Keys Info
Boating Diving Fishing Keys Creatures Keys Fish (Top 5) Keys Plants
Keys Jobs Lobstering Weather
Keys Humor Fishing Humor Shark Humor Keys Conchs Keys News
Dive Humor April Sloof Keys Treasures Blog Keys Blogs

Recent Posts

Harriette’s – Upper Keys institution for 34 years

One word keeps coming up, over and over again, when people talk about Harriette’s Restaurant in Key Largo: Family. And it’s not just owner Harriette Mattson, whose breakfast-and-lunch restaurant at mile marker 95.7, celebrated 34 years on May 17. It’s the staff and the customers, too. Pat Baker, who has been ...
Read More

Local Lips Sealed on Spoilers – Bloodline Season 2 Has Arrived

Bloodline Season 2 - By Gabriel Sanchez Netflix’s original series “Bloodline” returns to screens Friday, May 27 for its second season. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Bloodline follows an affluent Florida Keys family, the Rayburns, as they struggle to cope with the murderous secret they hold. The first ...
Read More

Poisonwood: The Good The Bad and The Ugly

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

Riding the Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad – Video

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

Atlantic 5-Day Tropical Weather Outlook

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” Rules After Dark

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 to Close in State and Federal Waters June 1

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

Diving Molasses Reef Key Largo – Video

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

Summer in the Florida Keys: Best Places Not in Key West

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

Florida Keys Lighthouses Endangered Historical Resources

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 Are Conservation Success Story – Still Face Threats

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

Stock Island Nursery Cultivates Rare and Endangered Plants

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

Whopping 8,089 at Lionfish Removal off Pensacola

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

Florida Keys Tarpon – Reel Yakkers – Video

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7n-Cnwvld8 Robbies Tarpon You ...
Read More

Bloodline Spectres & Secrets Season 2 in Islamorada – Video

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

Enjoy the Florida Keys While Protecting the Reef

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

DOT Gives 4 Miles of Islamorada U.S. 1 a New Bloom

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

Key Lime Poundcake – Key Lime Cream Cheese Icing

This Key Lime Poundcake is sweet, however the substantial addition of lime zest propels it to a new world of citrus wonder. Key Lime PoundCake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Icing  4 sticks butter, that’s 1 pound, room temperature 3 cups sugar 6 large eggs, room temperature 4 cups all-purpose flour ...
Read More

Dahoon Holly is Tolerant and Colorful

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

Protecting The White-Crowned Pigeon

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