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March Madness: Spring explodes in South Florida

BOCA RATON — It was the opportunity to see this flower, the skyblue lupine, that got us out of our air conditioned office the other day and hiking the south tract of the Yamato Scrub Natural Area in the midafternoon sun. It is spring, after all, and the only time of year that this rare natural beauty flowers.


Accidental photograpy, Lake Ida edition

Institute for Regional Conservation opens Delray Beach headquarters

irc grand opening

DELRAY BEACH — The Institute for Regional Conservation officially has a new home: Delray Beach. The nonprofit environmental group christened the new headquarters in September during a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce at Dig restaurant in Atlantic Plaza.

Volunteers give Palm Beach County's Seacrest Natural Area a 'scrubbing'

volunteers with invasive plant

BOYNTON BEACH — It’s 8 a.m. on a late summer’s Saturday. Temperatures are in the 80s, heading toward the 90s under a bright, clear sky. The humidity, as usual, is off the charts. In other words, it’s the kind of morning when most people are contemplating a lazy day around the house or at the beach. Anything to keep cool.



Red-shouldered hawks, napping gators ... and more


Stilt Story: Life Renews At Green Cay

baby stilt

A black-necked stilt chick , only a few days old, explores his world Wednesday evening at Green Cay. Story and photos here

Photos of the Week: An encounter with a gopher tortoise

gopher tortoise

redwing black bird chick

A red-winged blackbird awaits the return of mom with dinner. This picture was taken in April 2012 at Green Cay in suburban Boynton Beach.


stilt with chickDad and Son (or daughter). A male black-neck stilt watches over his brood while mom takes a break. Picture shot at Green Cay this June.

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