On Tuesday morning, April 26, Marine Turtle Specialists discovered the first loggerhead nest of the season! The female turtle’s tracks, and subsequent nest, were found just south of the Boca Raton Inlet. It is suspected this was the same turtle that came ashore on Saturday night but did not nest.
Susan Elliott, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center's Environmental Program Coordinator, has been tapped by Pine Jog Environmental Education Center as the 2016 Environmental Educator of the Year. The Award FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center set up this award seven years ago. It's goal is to
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is pleased to offer two different summer camps. Both camps offer half day, week-long camps that vary each week by age group. Please note that the registration for each of these camps is handled differently. Gumbo Limbo Environmental Camp At Gumbo Limbo
An additional speaker has been added to 2016 Eco-Watch Series: Rob Moir, the President and Executive Director of the Ocean River Institute, will join us on Wednesday, April 13. His talk is entitled "Reducing Harmful Algal Blooms in Indian River Lagoon and Nantucket Sound." Dr. Moir
Eco-Watch is Gumbo Limbo’s annual lecture series. Talks are followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to talk with the speaker. Click here for more information and to reserve your space for the February 17 lecture. To sign up for other dates, go to the Program and Events menu, and
rare, endangered sea turtle is being treated for a shark-bite wound at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility in Boca Raton. The Kemp's ridley sea turtle had been removed from the intake canal at the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant and is the largest of its type ever
Late afternoon on February 1, a sub adult Kemp’s ridley sea turtle was brought into Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility (STRF). This rare, endangered turtle had been removed from the intake canal at the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant by the Inwater Research Group.
Turtles and summer seas are part of everyone's idyllic images of the oceans, but the harsh reality is that all seven species of sea turtles are endangered. And many of those brought to the newly opened Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center have to be treated for tumors
In late 2014, more than 1,200 endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles stranded in New England due to cold water temperatures. Many of these turtles were transported to different rehabilitation facilities in the United States for treatment. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation
Puss Moth Caterpillar, Megalopyge opercularis Have you seen a furry little caterpillar hanging out on fences or edging along a picnic table? Do not pick up or touch that cute little bundle of fur – it could be a poison-packing puss caterpillar. Description: a tiny caterpillar, 1