The upcoming wading bird nesting season is looking like a mixed bag as some experts are expecting great success while others aren't so optimistic. "Those are the sorts of things I’m going through, too," said Peter Frederick, a wading bird expert and researcher at the University of Florida. "I don’t have a crystal ball here because there’s a lot of ways this could go." Nesting season for wading birds like wood storks, white ibis, little blue herons and other species runs from December to July.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will slow releases to the Caloosahatchee River and its estuary starting Friday. Releases from the lake have been as high as 10,000 cubic feet per second and higher (about 6.5 billion gallons per day) at Franklin Lock and Dam in Olga in recent weeks and as high as 27,000 cubic feet per second in the days after Hurricane Irma made landfall.
An male panther was hit and killed by a vehicle in Hendry County, state wildlife officers reported Monday. The 6-to-7-year old road kill was discovered along County Road 833 just north of the Seminole Tribe's Big Cypress reservation. This is the 26th documented panther death year, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission records. Twenty-one of the deaths have been caused by vehicles. Connect with this reporter: Chad Gillis on Twitter.
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