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27 Jun: Flesh-Eating worms Reach Florida’s Mainland

The stray dog came with bad news. This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that a dog near Homestead, Florida—a city 15 miles north of the Florida Keys—was found with wounds infested with screwworms, the much dreaded flesh-eating pest….

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19 Jun: Rare Orchids are coming back to Miami Beach.

Miami Beach City Commissioner Joy Malakoff delicately tied a rare Florida cowhorn orchid to a tree at City Hall Friday morning. She wrapped the burlap twine around the calophyllum branch three times, and secured the knot with construction-grade glue. “I…