posts tagged with South florida

Helping to Restore Subtropical Forests in South Florida

CRB-Oleta-89-L.jpg.jpeg The following is a guest blog from Fernando Bretos, Curator of Ecology and Field Conservation at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

With its warm sunshine, cool ocean breezes and tropical setting, South Florida is truly paradise, bringing thousands of new tourists and residents here every year. But that beauty has a cost, as encroaching development over the years has threatened our verdant ecosystem.

Due to its location at the confluence of the tropics and continental North America and two large bodies of water: the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, South Florida enjoys a unique climate...