The Unexpected History of South Florida’s Early Naturalists

By James A. Kushlan, author of Seeking the American Tropics: South Florida's Early Naturalists The Everglades has been a large part of my entire life, beginning when I was growing up on the Little River in postwar Miami, and becoming even more so when I began studying its biology in the 1970s. The more I … Continue reading The Unexpected History of South Florida’s Early Naturalists

Seeking the American Tropics

“An enlightening journey through the geological, botanical, and zoological discoveries made by the iconic naturalists who over centuries have helped shape our knowledge of South Florida’s unique and diverse natural history.”—Ron Magill, communications director, Zoo Miami “Kushlan tells of the people who were compelled to decipher and name the tropical flora even while experiencing the … Continue reading Seeking the American Tropics

Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

The University Press of Florida proudly presents our most recent award-winning titles and authors!   Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens by James A. Kushlan and Kirsten Hines won the 2015 Florida Authors & Publishers Association President’s Book Award for the 'Home & Garden' category.  This book provides practical, ecologically sound advice for creating landscapes that will appeal to … Continue reading Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins