RedSnook Promo Video

July — August 2021

IN THE NEWS

BIG STORIES

POLICY

WILDLIFE HOSPITAL


Ian Bartoszek and Ian Easterling in the field removing Burmese python eggs

May — June 2021

IN THE NEWS

BIG STORIES

POLICY


Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, in partnership with Growing Climate Solutions, has launched a new climate change patch that recognizes Girl Scouts who are willing to advocate for the environment.

Girl Scouts earn patches for participating in events, activities and programs, and display their patches on the back of vests…


Written by Conservancy President and CEO, Rob Moher

Protecting our quality of life for generations to come is at the core of our mission. In fact, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s first accomplishment was protecting Rookery Bay from roadway development that would have run through the heart of Rookery Bay…


Thank you to everyone who donated to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital’s virtual Wildlife Baby Shower!

Our local community, as well as people who follow us on social media from around the country, donated over 100 items from our Amazon Wish List — items that are always needed inside the…


A biologist’s recap on deploying a satellite transmitter on a sea turtle

In 1995, the Conservancy’s sea turtle biologists first encountered Doodler, a loggerhead sea turtle. Her carapace (shell) measured approximately 39 inches from notch to tip (lengthwise) and was about 28.5 inches wide.

Sea turtles typically start nesting when they are smaller and get larger as they age. Doodler’s large size…


Four killdeer and an osprey were among the 119 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions include a black-necked stilt, four Carolina wrens, a little blue heron, a swallow-tailed kite, a Florida red-bellied turtle and two fox squirrels.


This summer marks the homestretch of a three-year long planning process that will dictate how Lake Okeechobee is managed for the next 7–10 years. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in charge of managing Lake Okeechobee and making decisions regarding Lake levels and releasing water into the Caloosahatchee and…


By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital

A royal tern was among the 119 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. …


By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital

A nestling blue-gray gnatcatcher was among the 119 Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions include a limpkin, a common gallinule, a boat-tailed grackle, a common nighthawk, an evening bat, and a gopher tortoise.

The blue-gray gnatcatcher nestling arrived…

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