Picture of the Month April 2016

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April 2016 – Look who we caught napping on a lazy afternoon in Everglades National Park… a true Miami night owl! The barred owl was spotted in one of the park’s cypress domes, just off the main park road on the way to Flamingo. The park lists six owls on its species list: Barred Owl

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Guerra Family Foundation donates Microscopes for Biscayne

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March 2016 – Students who visit Biscayne National Park to learn about the park’s marine ecosystem will soon have five new microscopes to use, thanks to the generosity of the Guerra Family Foundation. The foundation is funding several park “wish list” items this year including microscopes for Biscayne and a wildlife spotting scope for Everglades.

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Picture of the Month March 2016

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March 2016 – A 14-foot American crocodile spotted at Nine Mile Pond in the Everglades this winter by wildlife photographer Katie Dimos. Nice shot! Did you know: South Florida is the only place on the planet where alligators and crocodiles live side by side! The Flamingo Marina in Everglades National Park is a great place

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More Water for Everglades National Park

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February 2016 – A very wet “dry season” in Everglades National Park just got wetter. A decision this month by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will send more water south into the Shark River Slough from a water conservation area north of the Tamiami Trail. “It’s a good thing,” park scientist Bob Johnson told

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Biscayne Boat Tours are Back!

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February 2016 – Boat tours of Biscayne National Park are back after a long hiatus with guided trips on board the Pelican Skipper to Boca Chita, the island with the lighthouse (captured here by South Florida photographer Brian Call). The boat sails most weekends (Fridays too) from the park visitor center in Homestead through May

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