The Great Horned Owl Momma in Everglades City had two chicks again this year. This photo was taken on February 11th. The owlets can be seen on the light post behind the fire department and in front of the Thrift Shop!
The Great Horned Owls have chosen the nest site behind the fire station and in front of the community center in Everglades City for the second straight year. The momma bird can be seen sitting atop the nest during daylight hours. The owlets will be hatching in January and visible sometime in February.
This beautiful photo was taken by local photographer Greg Dupignac last year at the nest. Last year the Great Horned Owl pair raised two owlets.
Stone crab season opened October 15th. You can find them at any of our excellent restaurants and seafood markets.
Don’t forget the mustard sauce!
There has been quite a bit of media attention about Red Tide in SW Florida keeping visitors and anglers nervous about visiting the 10,000 Islands.
Everglades City and Chokoloskee are free of red tide and there are no restrictions on keeping redfish or snook…so come on down!
Our motels and marinas are hosting happy anglers each day as our fishing has been fantastic.
The map shows the catch and release areas for water quality management…and we are in the clear.
One year ago today SW Florida was hit hard by Hurricane Irma.
There has been much progress, but many of our friends and neighbors are still displaced and living in temporary housing.
Although we have made great strides and our community is strong , there is still much to do here.
Don’t forget about all of the hurricane victims in SW Florida, Houston and Puerto Rico.
There are daily reports about “green algae” and red tide off of parts of the southwest coast of Florida…and that is true in Fort Myers and a bit further south…but the coast is totally clear in the gulf waters off of Everglades City and Chokoloskee Island.
Mayor Howie Grimm told us that the fishing has been excellent, and there are no signs of either problem reported by tour guides leaving Everglades City and Chokoloskee. Fishing has reportedly been excellent for both inshore and offshore fishing expeditions, and visitors are enjoying the parks and other activities the area is known for.
Museum of the Everglades will continue our Mid-Month Summer Movie Nights on Friday, August 17th with JUST CAUSE – a mystery thriller starring Sean Connery, Ed Harris and Lawrence Fishburne. Portions of the movie were shot in and around Everglades City. “Buried deep in the Everglades is a secret that can save an innocent man or let a killer kill again.” The movie will start promptly at 6 pm, but please be seated by 5:30 to get situated!
Do you have a memory to share about the shooting of this film? Behind the scenes photos? A funny story? Help us tell the story of this film’s connection to the community and expand our local movie exhibit. Call Museum of the Everglades at 239-695-0008.
Everglades City will host their annual Independence Day celebration on June 30th! The day is packed with activities for the entire family; including a parade (with decorated golf carts and more!), art in the glades, fun activities for the kids at McLeod Park…and the fireworks after sunset!
The event is funded by donations and we are asking our supporters who can donate, to please do so. Any amount at all will help!
Download the form here and mail it to us as soon as you can. Every little bit helps! Please tell your friends! Everyone is invited to attend.
Smallwood History Book Now Available by Local Author Marya Repko!
If you didn’t get a copy of the little history book about the Smallwood Store on Chokoloskee Island, or want another one, it has just been re-issued and is again being sold for only $5.00 at the famous Museum in Chokoloskee.
A Brief History of the Smallwood Store in Chokoloskee, Florida, was written by local author Marya Repko and tells the colorful tale of a pioneering family whose heritage can still be seen as a “glimpse into the past” at the Smallwood Store & Museum.