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Category: Conservation

Frequently Asked Questions about Owls in Florida

Close up of a great horned owl in a tree

This blog post is a collection of questions that Lara Milligan and myself (Shannon Carnevale) have received about owls common to Florida. These answers may be updated over time, but will be linked to more information where relevant…. Read More

Florida’s Burrowing Owl

A burrowing owl looks at the photographer

The burrowing owl, Athene cunicularia, is quite the character in Florida’s landscape. This compact bird of prey is Florida’s only ground-nesting owl species. Burrowing Owl Identification Burrowing owls are easily identified by their long legs and by their habit of… Read More

Living with Florida Black Bears

Bear crossing sign adjacent to a highway in Ocala, FL

Florida black bears, Ursus americanus floridanus, currently inhabit 45% of their historic range but bear sightings are on the rise. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) estimates there is currently a robust bear population with at least 4,050 bears… Read More

Earth Day Celebration Suggestions: Consider Long-Term Impact of Celebration

Photo of churning waters by Bora Burri on Unsplash, https://unsplash.com/photos/Hk91ys8MI0I

Earth Day, held annually on April 22nd, creates a surge of interest in living “green” or in an environmentally friendly way. Below, I’ve shared some Earth Day celebration suggestions which help our local environment in the long-term. Stormwater Management for… Read More