Nature

Snook Season Opens in Everglades City

Snook season reopened in Collier County south of Gordon Pass on March 1st.  In areas north, Snook and redfish are catch-and-release only in areas affected by red tide through May 10, 2019. This includes all state waters from the Pasco/Hernando county line south through Gordon Pass in Collier County, including all waters in Hillsborough County.

    There is a limit of one per harvester per day, with a minimum length of 28 and a maximum length of 33 inches.

Great Horned Owlets Emerge

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!

Great Horned Owl Nest Located in Everglades City

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.