Gopher tortoise crossing road at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. A threatened species, it is the only tortoise in the eastern United States.
Posted by Bonnie Gross
Author: Bonnie Gross Bonnie is co-founder of Florida Rambler. She spent four decades searching for places to enjoy the natural beauty and fascinating history of Florida. After a long career at the Sun Sentinel, including as executive producer of its website, she started sharing her experiences here in 2010. She lives in Fort Lauderdale with her husband and travel partner David Blasco.