Wednesday, June 26, 2019

BY DR. RUSCENA WIEDERHOLT WHAT’S TALLER THAN A GIRAFFE, WEIGHS UP TO 200 POUNDS, & CAN SWALLOW DEER IN A SINGLE GULP? YOU GUESSED IT, THE NOTORIOUS INVADERS OF SOUTH FLORIDA… Nary a cocktail party passes when a stranger, learning of my job, doesn’t ask about pythons. These giant snakes have captured our horror and … Read More


Monday, May 20, 2019

BY DR. RUSCENA WIEDERHOLT YOU’VE SEEN THEM EVERYWHERE! ADORNING FLOWER BEDS AND POOLS, GRACING NEON SIGNS AND GLASSES, PEEKING OUT FROM DRESSES AND SHIRTS. THE ICON OF THE TROPICS… The mere mention of this wading bird conjures up images of white sand beaches and aquablue water. While amingo depictions have neverstrayed far from Florida, the history of the … Read More

The Vanishing and Rematerializing Butterflies of South Florida

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

THE MIAMI BLUE The Miami blue, a beautiful silver and blue butterfly, has been flitting along the edge of extinction for decades. This Florida subspecies, endangered at both the federal and state level, started declining in the 1980s and 90s. It was once found as far north as St. Petersburg and Daytona in tropical hardwood … Read More

Everglades Teacher Symposium: Everglades Round-Up

Friday, August 31, 2018

The inaugural Everglades Teacher Symposium: Everglades Round-Up was a wild success! Over 80 participants from seven counties statewide, who represented 43 different schools, filled the room at Ron Bergeron’s Green Glades West Ranch in Weston, Florida, on July 17, 2018. The Everglades Foundation in partnership with FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center and with the … Read More