As expansion of hunting at wildlife refuges around the nation has gone underway, it looks like Palm Beach County's Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge has approved an alligator hunt as well. Alligators thought they would be safe after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was inundated with over 1,30 ... More >>
Everybody knows about the sea turtles, how the night lights of civilization disorient their newly hatched young, luring them inland rather than to the sea, and to their deaths. But light pollution may do more, according to the South Florida chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association, impactin ... More >>
A 6-year old boy was attacked by an eight-foot alligator at the edge of the Refuge Lee Road boat ramp on the L-40 canal at the A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on Friday afternoon. The boy, Joey Welch, had slipped and fallen into the shallow water when the alligator lunged at him, grippi ... More >>
As throngs of would-be snake hunters flock to our state in the next 30 days to find and take out some invasive pythons, alligators thought they were in the clear. No so fast, alligators! The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed to allow 11 hunters to enter the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee Natio ... More >>
Most people eat cake and slack off on their last day of work. Not Jean Bernard Tarrete. The former forest ranger wrapped up his career with the Florida Forest Service at the end of March by hunting down a 15-foot Burmese python, wrestling with the beast while a coworker beat it to death with ... More >>
Flickr: bobography58Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Flickr: kenh571A pileated woodpecker peeks out of a tree in the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Flickr: bobography58Ibis in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.
Flickr: kondro86Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Wikimedia Commons: Daniel SchwenA sun setting over the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Flickr: vladebTree islands in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Can a hardy little moth stop the fern that wants to eat the Everglades?
Stop in for a bite of gourmet bar food at Alligator Alley
A whimsical journey on the wings of a butterfly
By Susan Eastman
Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge