Naples Zoo Blog - February 2019

Naples Zoo Blog

Naples Zoo Celebrates the Centennial of the Gardens

By Kelsey Burr, Marketing Associate 2019 is a big year for Naples Zoo. We are celebrating 100 years as a botanical garden and 50 years as a zoo. Our story began back in 1919 with the work of Dr. Henry Nehrling, an accomplished and greatly respected botanist and ornithologist. Following a debilitating frost that compromised his research and plant collection in central Florida, Nehrling re-established his nurseries in Naples in 1919, in what he referred to as his “Garden of Solitude&rdq... Read More
at Monday, February 25, 2019

Orchid Conservation in South Florida and Cuba

By Danielle Green, Director of Gardens and Grounds   Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens has been involved in plant conservation for many years, but began to focus on species in South Florida a few years ago.  Partnering with Atlanta Botanical Garden, the horticulture department has assisted with monitoring populations of Cigar Orchid (Cyrtopodium punctatum) in Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve annually since 2013.  In 2016, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens joined Jacksonville Zoo... Read More
at Thursday, February 14, 2019

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