A Moment in Nature Yellow crowned Night Heron

“Then the sugar people had to irrigate to plant their cane. They back pumped their irrigation water into the lake, along with all the pesticides, fertilizer, dead cats and old boots that the water had absorbed. As the waters around the lake receded, the rich peat used in raising the sugar cane was depleted from…

A Moment in Nature Red-winged Blackbird

“The Everglades were always a topic, but now they promised to become more than that. They promised to become a reason for things, a central force in my existence at the beginning of my 80th year. Perhaps it had taken me that long to figure out exactly what I was able to contribute, and for…

A Moment in Nature Burrowing Owl

Should I take the Talon Crunch as a sign of aggression? Listing StatusFederal Status: Not ListedFL Status: State-designated ThreatenedFNAI Ranks: G4T3/S3 (Globally: Apparently Secure, Sub sp. Rare/ State: Rare)IUCN Status: LC (Least Concern) Burrowing owls are different than other owls as they are active during the day time (diurnal) rather than at night (nocturnal) during…

A Moment in Nature Yellow-throated Warbler

Climate change, demographics, water, food, energy, global health, women’s empowerment – these issues are all intertwined. We cannot look at one strand in isolation. Instead, we must examine how these strands are woven together. Ban Ki-moon