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Tag: Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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  • An american flag flies in the wind from its new home atop a Cold War era flagpole
    Information icon A new flagpole at Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge in the Florida Keys has a rich history. Photo by Morgan Barnes, USFWS.

    A Cold War flagpole, reclaimed

    November 14, 2018 | 4 minute read

    Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Florida – In October, 1962, the United States and the Soviet Union brought the world as close it has ever come to the brink of nuclear war. The Cuban Missile Crisis was the most serious Cold War standoff between the two superpowers. Before it ended peacefully, a lot of people thought, with reason, that the end of the world could be at hand. When it was over, President John F.  Learn more...

  • A group of seven people crouching on a beach while holding a 16 foot python.
    Information icon Irula tribesmen from India have been helping state and federal officials in Florida capture invasive pythons. This 16-foot female turned up in a disused bunker at a closed missile site at Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Ed Metzger, University of Florida.

    Pythons nose their way into Florida Keys

    February 8, 2017 | 2 minute read

    Four large crawlers – one, a female, was nearly 16 feet long – turned up within the last month at an old missile base at Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge.  Learn more...

News

  • A beautiful sunset on the water with three kayaks one with a dog on board.
    Information icon Participants enjoy FAVOR’s monthly Full Moon Kayak adventure, a trip that goes north into Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Mary Lou Dickson.

    Third annual Outdoor Fest to showcase Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges

    February 15, 2018 | 4 minute read

    Get an up-close take on the great outdoors with the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuge system celebration Saturday, March 10th through Saturday, March 17th, with the third annual Outdoor Fest.  Read the full story...

  • Two small deer walking across a street.
    Pair of Key deer. Photo by Bree McGhee, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

    Florida Keys national wildlife refuges visitor center re-opens with modified hours due to Hurricane Irma

    November 29, 2017 | 2 minute read

    The Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex Visitor Center located at 179 Key Deer Blvd. in the Big Pine Key shopping plaza has now re-opened with modified hours and days on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays from 10 am- 3 pm. This Visitor Center serves the National Key Deer Refuge, Crocodile Lake NWR, Great White Heron NWR and Key West NWR. Residents and visitors are welcome to come on in, say hello and take advantages of the opportunities offered.  Read the full story...

  • A hand painted sign on plywood welcoming residents back to the Keys
    Welcoming residents home to the Keys. Photo by USFWS.

    Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex phased re-opening

    October 30, 2017 | 3 minute read

    On September 5, 2017, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service closed all facilities and trails and cancelled all planned programs in the Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Key Largo, the National Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key and the Key West and Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuges in the lower Keys as a result of Hurricane Irma. Like our neighbors, the Refuges and Refuge infrastructure sustained the whole spectrum of hurricane damage ranging from cosmetic to total destruction.  Read the full story...

  • Bright red and yellow flowers emerge from a spiky cactus.
    Blooming cactus. Photo by Ketzirah Lesser, CC BY-SA 2.0.

    Reintroduction of Florida semaphore cactus to Florida Keys

    August 25, 2015 | 4 minute read

    David Bender is the type of guy who doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty, in fact, he wants to - - as long as plants are involved, particularly those that are threatened or endangered. In May 2014, Bender, a botanist with the South Florida Ecological Services Office, traveled to Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge and National Key Deer Refuge in the Florida Keys with co-workers Anthony Sowers and Brian Powell to plant 350 Florida semaphore cacti.  Read the full story...

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