Forget the Easter bunny. In South Florida, spring means sea turtles.
Three types -- leatherbacks, loggerheads and green sea turtles -- lay their eggs on beaches along Florida's coasts, typically between March 1 and Oct. 31. It's exciting for conservationists, scientists and outdoor enthusiasts. But it also means South Florida residents need to take extra precautions to ensure vulnerable hatchlings make it safely to the ocean.
The grasshopper sparrow, a tiny Florida prairie bird perched on the verge of extinction for the last decade, may have encountered a final, unconquerable foe: an invasive new disease quickly killing off its young.