Everglades: America’s Wetland

We're proud to announce the publication of Everglades: America’s Wetland by Mac Stone, a wildlife photographer for National Geographic Traveler, BBC Wildlife and Nature’s Best Magazine. The coffee table book contains over 200 full-color photographs of the flora and fauna of the Everglades, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. Exclusive essays from the top … Continue reading Everglades: America’s Wetland

Florida’s Fountain of Youth: Magic, Myth, and Endangered Springs

Finding the Fountain of Youth: Ponce de León and Florida's Magical Watersby Rick KilbyAVAILABLE NOWA visual treasure trove of vintage postcards, photographs, and advertisements, this book vividly illustrates how deeply interwoven the mythical Fountain of Youth is in Florida's cultural identity. More than conquistador Ponce de León's fabled quest for rejuvenating waters or a kitschy attempt … Continue reading Florida’s Fountain of Youth: Magic, Myth, and Endangered Springs

Gary Monroe Considers the Fate of Silver Springs

Florida's vanishing springs, an ongoing concern for the state, have been a hot topic in the news again recently. In this guest post, beloved UPF author and Florida native, Gary Monroe, responds to the state's intention to reclaim Silver Springs from Festival Fun Parks and attempt to prevent further environmental degradation of the natural wonder. The Fate of … Continue reading Gary Monroe Considers the Fate of Silver Springs

A Florida Paradise Lost?

“The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves.”—Rachel Carson (1907–1964) Paving Paradise: Florida’s Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss, by Craig Pittman and Matthew Waite, is the latest volume in the Florida History and Culture Series. During the past half-century, the … Continue reading A Florida Paradise Lost?