Environment

How to explore and help protect Florida’s natural beauty

Audubon Florida measures ecological health using scientific research and studying wild birds. Ray Hennessy Development in Florida continues to boom. In the late 1940s Congress authorized the Central and South Florida Project. The project forever changed the water flow from the Orlando area to the Everglades in South Florida.   Development also meant building on […]

/ March 13, 2019


Take an airboat tour that is ‘as Everglades as it gets’

Can you feel the breeze in your hair? (📸: @wildfloridairboats) Alligators, coyotes, red foxes, white-tailed deer, frogs, toads and turtles are only a few of the animals you’ll spot when you’re riding on Wild Florida’s airboat with a gigantic fan buzzing behind you. And, of course, you can’t miss one of Florida’s 1.25 million alligators. […]

/ March 6, 2019


How to meet and train a pair of rare albino alligators

Wild Florida’s albino alligators Blizzard and Snowflake like to chill and meet new people. 📸: Wild Florida Have you ever wanted to play Marco Polo with alligators? A pair of nearly-blind albino alligators, Blizzard and Snowflake, are waiting for you to join them at Wild Florida. They’re two of only 12 recorded albino alligators in […]

/ February 28, 2019


Florida’s River of Grass starts in Central Florida

This is not a Bob Ross painting. It’s the Everglades. (📸: Giphy) The Everglades is known as the “River of Grass.” And the start of the winding waterway happens just outside Orlando with the Kissimmee River. “When I say the word ‘Everglades,’ people think Miami and Fort Lauderdale, and maybe Naples, or Fort Myers,” said […]

/ February 15, 2019