#FLKeysRoadTrip If you were in Marathon Tuesday morning, at Sombrero Beach, you saw "Don" the loggerhead sea turtle returned to the wild after recovering at the Florida Keys-based The Turtle Hospital. It all happened on #worldturtleday.
#FLKeysRoadTrip Committed to the preservation and conservation of our wildlife, the Florida Keys are home to several wildlife sanctuaries, including the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center at mile marker 93.6 bayside. Take a tour with Chad Crawford and his family, of how to Do florida #FLKeys
#FLKeysRoadTrip It's turtle nesting season until October, and you may spot these marked areas on Keys beaches. Nests hatch traditionally within two months of the egg clutch being laid and buried deep in the sand. If you do see a marked nest, please do not approach, as it is a delicate area. Learn more [ Fla-keys.com Link ] #FLKeys
#FLKeysRoadTrip Today marks the official Lionfish Awareness Day! Make a stop at REEF Reef Environmental Education Foundation MM 98.3 in the median for some cool info, souvenirs, even a cookbook for how to EAT this incredibly edible fish. #eatmorelionfish #keylargo #keysreefs
#FLKeysRoadTrip While you make your way through the Keys, be sure to turn down Sombrero Beach Rd., by MM50, and watch the Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Races Saturday, May 20! Free to spectate, music, food, beverages and racing action until early afternoon.
Divers have attached a bronze plaque identifying the final 250 of 1,000 contributors to a project to sink the Spiegel Grove, a former U.S. Naval ship. Fifteen years ago Wednesday, the 510-foot-long former landing ship dock was undergoing final preparations for a dramatic sinking that afternoon, the vessel began to rapidly take on water and rolled over, leaving its upside-down bow protruding... View details ⇨
John Hemingway, grandson of legendary author and former Key Wester Ernest Hemingway, cuts the ribbon on the Papa's Pilar Rum Key West Distillery Grand Opening. Inspired by Ernest's adventurous spirit, the distillery will be open for tours beginning Saturday, May 20. Make it a stop on your #FLKeysRoadTrip !
#FLKeysRoadTrip Presenting en encore performance of the Purple Isles. Anyone know how "Islamorada" originated? It was not always one word, historians say, referring to "isla" and "morada." #islamorada #FLKeys
#FLKeysRoadTrip Have you seen this tribute to Henry Flagler's Florida Keys Oversea Railway? Heading north (east) at MM 95 bayside (so look left as you pass it) you will see the mammoth artwork.
Spearheaded by a lovely artist, the (late) Cris Sandifer, the 2012 project was a collaborative effort between the Art Guild of the Purple Isles and high school art club students at Islamorada's Island... View details ⇨