If Florida isn’t the mosquito Capital of the U.S. then who is?

Woman hiking and putting on bug spray – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by encierro Any Florida resident will tell you mosquitoes are a nuisance and that they are likely bitten thousands of times throughout the course of the year unless they stay inside the house.  A recent study conducted by pest control company Orkin revealed

Florida’s Manatee population is declining at an alarming rate—water conditions are to blame

Courtesy: Image by PublicDomainImages from Pixabay According to a recent Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report, Florida’s manatee population is facing a sharp decline that could break historic records. Florida’s manatees, “sea cows” as they are called, are dying off at unprecedented rates in 2021, and experts believe the cause extends further beyond the

Save the Turtles: Florida’s Largest Sea Turtle Rescue Organization will face 60% staff reduction due to FWC permit ruling

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Julian Wiskemann Save the turtles is more than just a movement, it’s a lifestyle for many who put their life’s work towards saving the endangered species. According to a press release this morning from the Sea Turtle Oversight Protection (S.T.O.P), the organization revealed that on April 28, 2021, Florida Fish

Is Florida the next Coffee King? UF Scientists believe climate change could soon allow farmers to grow coffee beans

Coffee Berries – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Aedka Studio Florida has been known as a major player in the citrus farming sector for decades, namely because of its production of orange juice and citrus products. In fact, in most seasons, Florida produces more than 90 percent of the country’s supply of orange juice and

Two Florida National Parks notch top spots on the list of “Quietest Parks” in the U.S.

Courtesy: ESTA-America.com According to the National Park Service, there are 62 registered and recognized national parks in the U.S. While not every state has a national park; some have multiple parks to make up for those that don’t. Fortunately, Florida is one of the few states that have more than one.  ESTA-America.com has released a

Outdoor report finds 3 Florida parks rank among the deadliest in the U.S.

Underwater Coral Reef – Courtesy: National Park Service – Biscayne National Park Few things are certain in life: death, taxes, and Florida finding its way onto top rankings lists for just about anything. This time around, three national parks in Florida made the top-50 list of deadliest national parks in the U.S. According to outdoor

Massive 2,000 pound Great White Shark ‘pinged’ off Florida coast

Courtesy: Image by mlproject from Pixabay Early Thursday morning, researchers observed a “ping” from a massive great white shark just off the coast of Florida, south of Miami. The 15 foot, 2,000 plus pound female great white was “pinged” at 5:46 a.m. near Key Largo Thursday. The shark, Unama’ki, is the second-largest great white shark

Disney World: Baby White Rhino born at Walt Disney World resort– And he’s huge

Courtesy: Walt Disney World via Associated Press Over the weekend, a 150-pound (68-kilogram) white rhinoceros was born at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom theme park. 150-pounds… AT BIRTH.  The baby rhino, who has yet to be named, was birthed by Kendi, the first white rhinoceros born at the theme park back in 1999, reported the

Florida becomes largest clean-air state in the nation; meets all EPA air-quality standards

Courtesy: EPA meeting at Simmons Park, Ruskin, Fla. Photo by EPA The United States Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday, Oct. 22, that Florida satisfied all six of its air quality standards. Ruskin, Fla., was the site of the news conference that held the announcement. Florida Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs

Flying Squirrel Trafficking ring in Florida results in six arrests, one suspect at large

Courtesy: Image by sowwwww from Pixabay According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, six arrests have been made in an illegal trafficking ring that focused on trapping flying squirrels in Florida and selling them to overseas buyers in Asia.  The flying squirrel is a protected wild animal species in Florida and is sold