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Category: Conservation

Florida Master Naturalist Program Graduate Spotlight

Buckeye Butterfly

We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary.  Our graduates are our greatest success stories.  This blog highlights Florida Master Naturalist 20th Anniversary Graduate Successes in… Read More

Florida Master Naturalist 20th Anniversary Graduate Spotlight on John Nelson-Creator of the Audubon Moment

Roseate Spoonbill

We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. Learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here. This blog features my interview with Florida Master… Read More

Florida Master Naturalists Celebrate 20th Anniversary with Permitted Sea Turtle Night Hike

The Florida Master Naturalist Program’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations continue in St. Lucie County with a permitted sea turtle night walk.  This event took place on July 13, 2021 and was hosted by Ecological Associates Inc… Read More

The Atala Steppingstone Project

atala butterfly

Once thought extinct, the rare Florida atala butterfly was rediscovered and can thrive with a little help from Florida residents. The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, the Manatee Observation and Education Center, Heathcote Botanical Gardens… Read More

Scrub Jays in St. Lucie County Preserves

Florida Scrub Jay

The St. Lucie County Environmental Resources Department (ERD) maintains preserves with scrub habitat that I recommend hiking. Along the way, trekkers might encounter Florida scrub-jays in St. Lucie County preserves.  Sheraton Scrub is one preserve… Read More