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2008-07-15 09:10:00

MIAMI -- It's never a good sign when an animal disappears from the place that gave it its name. That's what is happening to the Everglades snail kite, an endangered hawk whose numbers are in sickening free fall from the compounded impacts of back-to-back droughts and a long-controversial water management scheme intended to protect another equally at-risk bird. Though biologists have not yet wrapped up the latest annual count, they've already seen enough to know the kite has dropped to...

2008-07-06 15:00:14

By Curtis Morgan, The Miami Herald Jul. 6--It's never a good sign when an animal disappears from the place that gave it its name. That's what is happening to the Everglades snail kite, an endangered hawk whose numbers are in free fall from the compounded impacts of back-to-back droughts and a long-controversial water management scheme intended to protect another equally at-risk bird. Though biologists have not yet wrapped up the latest annual count, they have already seen enough to...

2008-07-06 00:00:12

A measure taken to protect one endangered bird in the Florida Everglades, the Cape Sable seaside sparrow, may be driving the Everglades snail kite out. The most recent survey of the kites found few of them living in the Everglades or Lake Okeechobee, the source of the River of Grass, The Miami Herald reported. Most of the nesting pairs spotted were 100 miles to the north in a chain of lakes in central Florida. The counters said numbers may have dropped by two-thirds since 2000 to fewer...

2008-07-05 18:00:11

By Curtis Morgan, The Miami Herald Jul. 5--It's never a good sign when an animal disappears from the place that gave it its name. That's what is happening to the Everglades snail kite, an endangered hawk whose numbers are in sickening free fall from the compounded impacts of back-to-back droughts and a long-controversial water management scheme intended to protect another equally at-risk bird. Though biologists have not yet wrapped up the latest annual count, they've already seen...

2008-04-16 09:00:37

MIAMI _ Veteran guides don't like to talk about it. Even the few weekend fishermen who go there don't brag about it much. But the fishing can be superb in the miles of winding creeks, freshwater lakes and brackish ponds in the no-motor zones of Everglades National Park. "I like it because, most times, there's no one here," Islamorada, Fla., light-tackle guide captain Paul Hunt said. "The solitude is part of the whole thing." That probably is why you don't hear a lot of grumbling among...


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Symbol: CHFR4 Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Subshrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   EUFR2 Eupatorium frustratum B.L. Rob.   OSFR Osmia frustrata (B.L. Rob.) Small Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision...

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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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