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Invasive Giant Goldfish Found In Lake Tahoe
2013-02-22 05:12:28

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you have paid any attention whatsoever to the news of late, you have no doubt heard of exotic animals being released back into the wild. One such situation is the invasion in the Everglades of the Burmese Python. Exotic animal enthusiasts, not fully understanding the necessary care or the full adult size of these animals, have released their creatures into the wild. Another example of this was also realized in the waters of Lake...

2013-02-12 23:02:43

Top nature and birding company Naturalist Journeys announces an April Florida Everglades birding and nature guided tour to the Florida Everglades, timed for the peak of bird migration through the only subtropical wilderness in the continental U.S. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) February 12, 2013 Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, is proud to announce their upcoming April 20 — 27, 2013, Florida Everglades guided tour featuring birding and eco-tourism. Eco-tour...

2013-01-02 05:00:24

Finding a tour guide in Miami is easy; however it can also be stressful as there are so many to choose from. Miami Adventures created their new website with the idea of relieving the stress of the seemingly never ending search for the perfect guided tours in Miami and the surrounding areas. Miami Florida (PRWEB) January 01, 2013 With Miami being such a popular destination for family vacations and getaways there are endless ways to plan your trip. Finding a tour guide in Miami is easy;...

Burmese Python Invades Everglades Picnic
2013-01-01 05:58:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There are always unwelcome guests at a picnic, such as ants and mosquitoes. They are just part of the territory of eating outdoors. But who would ever expect a 17-foot Burmese python to join the party? For a family from Arkansas, on vacation in the Florida Everglades, that was the reality of their picnic this past week. The Python Challenge 2013 can't start quite fast enough, for Florida wildlife officials. Park rangers shot...

Reintroduction Efforts Save Florida Panther Population From Extinction
2012-12-18 11:38:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the early 1990s, Florida´s panther population was on the verge on being completely wiped out, with an estimated 20 to 25 of the big cats left in the state. To reverse the trends of this dire situation, Florida conservationists introduced eight female Texas pumas in an effort to mate them with local panthers in 1995. The result has been deemed a success as the big cats have rebounded in a big way over the past 17 years,...

Python Challenge Launched To Help Protect Florida Wetlands
2012-12-09 06:25:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are recruiting snake hunters in an attempt to protect the Everglades by reducing the population of the giant Burmese python. Starting on January 12, 2013, both licensed and amateur snake hunters will be allowed to compete in what officials are calling the "2013 Python Challenge" -- a month-long competition which will offer cash prizes in order to encourage the...


Latest Everglades Reference Libraries

Everglades National Park
2013-04-18 00:57:02

Everglades National Park is located in the state of Florida in the United States. The park holds 1,508,538 acres of land and holds twenty percent of the original Everglades. This park is the third largest national park in the lower forty-eight states. The area was once inhabited by Native American tribes, like the Calusa and Tequesta peoples, and the Seminole people, a mixture of Creek people, escaped African slaves, and other Native Americans, known as the Seminole Nation. Most of this tribe...

Biscayne National Park
2013-04-17 23:58:18

Biscayne National Park is located in the southern area of Florida in the United States. The park holds 172,971 acres, of which ninety-five percent consists of water. Native Americans first inhabited the area when water levels were low in the Biscayne Bay. Evidence has been found in the area supporting the inhabitance of other Native Americans, like the Tequesta people, from at least 2,500 years ago. European settlement did not occur in the area until the 19th century, when farmers settled on...

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2009-02-28 22:49:00

Paurotis Palm (Acoelorrhaphe wrightii) also known as Everglades Palm, Madiera Palm, and Silver Saw Palmetto, is a single species of plant from the genus Acoelorrhaphe. It is native to Central America, southeastern Mexico, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, and extreme southern Florida. It was once plentiful in Florida, but many plants were taken for the nursery trade. It is now protected in Florida in the wild. It grows in swamps and forests that flood periodically. The species is named after the...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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