2011 Archives


Friends of Gumbo Limbo Accepting Scholarship Applications

One of the ways Gumbo Limbo Nature Center promotes the message of healthy beaches and other coastal ecosystems is by awarding scholarships to high school and graduate students committed to academic fields preparing them for careers related to our mission. The Gordon Gilbert Scholarships are

Rock Band “My Morning Jacket” Supports Gumbo Limbo Nature Center!

Rock Band “My Morning Jacket” Supports Gumbo Limbo Nature Center!

My Morning Jacket is an American rock band from Louisville, Kentucky formed in 1998.  A portion of the ticket sales from their December 10, 2011 show at Sunset Cove (South Regional Park) in Boca Raton will be donated to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. To learn more about the band, visit their

Our New Logo is Revealed!

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is proud to announce the winners of our logo contest, held in early 2011!   We received dozens of entries.   In all, there were four elements that were consistently represented: the ocean, trees, butterflies, and turtles.   Each entry had

The Turtle Movie is Here!

Turtle: The Incredible Journey is the critically-praised, award-winning film from director Nick Stringer ("National Geographic Explorer") that has enchanted and enthralled audiences worldwide. This is a spectacular adventure of one loggerhead turtle's journey from a young hatchling

Boca BOO Days!

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is proud to be part of Boca Boo Days! Join us as we celebrate the fun and spirit of October in the City of Boca Raton! Boca Boo Days offers a variety of activities for family fun, entertainment, and education sure to please people of all ages! Boca Boo Days program at

2011 Sea Turtle Nest Count

2011 Sea Turtle Nest Count

Leatherback 13 Loggerhead 663 Green 154 Boca Raton's first nest of the 2011 season was a leatherback nest, discovered on February 28 in South Beach Park. The second nest was in Spanish River Park on March 12, Sea Turtle Day! Our first loggerhead nest was just south of the Boca Inlet on April 15,

Turtle: The Incredible Journey

Turtle: The Incredible Journey

Remember the documentary filmed at Gumbo Limbo a few years ago?   It follows the life of a loggerhead hatchling and stared Gumbo Limbo's former resident, FeeBee?   Well, it is finally coming to theatres!   It has been picked up by Sea World Pictures, and will premiere

Gumbo Limbo is Getting New Tanks!

Hello! I know many of you have been patiently waiting for our sea tanks to be replaced. I am happy to say that we are finally beginning this project! The project went out to bid in January and Brang Construction was selected. The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District originally set aside 1

La Sagra's Flycatcher sighted at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

This flycatcher occurs naturally in the Bahamas and Cuba. Bird watchers are especially excited since this bird does not occur naturally in Florida. If you are planning a visit to Gumbo Limbo take a moment to look up you to may see something rare and exciting. Video of the La Sagra’s