Enjoy staff-written articles from the Hammock Happenings Newsletter and Program Guide.
To celebrate Earth Day 2020, we were thrilled to announce that our efforts here at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center were mentioned in not one, but two documentaries that premiered on television on April 22nd and 23rd, 2020. Read More
You may have overheard in our feeding presentation that parrotfish poop sand, but have you ever wondered how much sand they produce? It turns out, a lot! Read More
Our job, as the Exhibits Team at Gumbo Limbo, is to communicate scientific research and information to our visitors. However, as an instructor of mine once said: “No one reads scientific journals for fun!” It is our job to find ways to reduce and simplify often complex topics into bite-sized pieces that an intergenerational family can understand. Read More
This year, Boca Raton beaches saw a remarkably busy sea turtle nesting season in which two record highs were broken! We recorded 392 green sea turtle nests this season compared to the previous record of 331 nests in 2013. We also recorded 913 loggerhead nests and 18 leatherback nests. Read More
With winter nearing, snowbirds flock to Florida’s tropical climate to escape the frigid months ahead. Birds and people alike are amongst those who migrate south in fall for the abundance of resources that the tropics has to offer, year-round. Read More
Boca Raton‘s beaches see hundreds of sea turtle nests every summer during sea turtle nesting season (March 1 to October 31). Each of these nests might have up to a hundred eggs inside. After they hatch, the hatchlings race to the ocean where they will swim upwards of 20 miles offshore to reach floating patches of sargassum seaweed. Read More