Cape Coral Butterflies
The Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly House is one of Cape Coral's top attractions and a labor of love for many CCFW volunteers.
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Cape Coral, Florida: Home to Florida's largest population of Burrowing Owls, charming and tiny, these owls reside in underground burrows.
The Gopher Tortoise is a native, keystone species that is listed as threatened due to severe habitat loss.
The American Bald Eagle is protected by both federal and local laws. Their nests are typically found in old growth pine tree stands.
The Scrub Jay is endemic to Florida, meaning it is not found anywhere else in the wild. It is another species under grave threat due to severe habitat loss.
The Purple Martin is a migratory bird species that stops in Southwest Florida each year. CCFW volunteers have provided important habitat and monitoring.
Domestic and feral cats are not wildlife, but outdoor cats can have a terrible impact, often hunting and killing other species we care about.
The lovable, docile manatee can be spotted relatively easily in the warm waters around Southwest Florida and Cape Coral.
Alligators can be dangerous and should be treated with respect, but there have been no fatal encounters in Cape Coral's history.
Learn more about the many species of birds that can be spotted in Cape Coral and how to identify some of them.
What the heck are all these lizards running around? Learn to identify the most common anoles and geckos.
As in many parts of the country, coyotes are extending their range into urban areas as they are driven out of their native habitats.