Posts Tagged ‘lake Okeechobee’

Posted at June 9, 2011 by Comments Off

Wood Stork is one Indicator of our Wetlands’ Health

I'm always glad to see one of these endangered wading birds gliding overhead. These graceful birds are an indicator of the health of our natural environment here in South Florida. I was hiking along when I looked up just in time to catch the striking white and black plumage of this Wood Stork gliding above like a plane. Wood storks were listed on the Federal Endangered List in 1984. Their low population size ...

Trouble on Lake Okeechobee for endangered Snail Kites

For those of you who have been following the recent story about the Everglades Snail Kites and how they are being impacted by water pumping from Lake Okeechobee, the National Audubon Society posted a full report and started an online petition against the pumping. The Snail Kite, which is impacted by water levels and the vitality of the apple snail, is an indicator of the health of our natural environment here in South Florida, and right now there are facing many threats, including SFWMD's water-pumping from Lake Okeechobee. It’s important that our state’s leaders are aware of how our actions ...

Posted at June 06, 2011 by 1 Comment
Category : Enviroment
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