My name is Sean MacWilliam and I was born and raised in coastal SE Florida. I am currently a senior at the University of Florida studying Forest Resources and Conservation with a specialization in Protected Areas Management. ... READ MORE
Local scientists and students from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are leading research efforts to save an endangered species of crocodiles in Colombia.
On June 25, faculty, students and scientists ... READ MORE
National Endangered Species Day is May 20, 2022, created by the U.S. Senate in 2006, this day of appreciation also coincides with World Endangered Species Day.
Florida Endangered list
Our state animal, the Florida Panther, is our ... READ MORE
Why are balloons a problem?
Did you know Florida's protected sea turtles can mistake balloons on the beach and in the ocean for jellyfish? Please remember to properly dispose of your balloons and other trash on the beach.
The problem with ... READ MORE
The Small Antelopes with the Big Noses
If you have ever watched the Star Wars saga, picture a goat with a large and flexible nose just like the eopie from the Star Wars planet Tatooine. That is the rare Saiga antelope. These unusual-looking ... READ MORE
The Florida Master Naturalist marks an important 20th anniversary in 2021. We’re highlighting successes of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) as part of this celebration. This blog features my interview with Florida Master Naturalist ... READ MORE
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 of Jensen Beach. ... READ MORE
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
In St. Lucie County, sea turtle nesting season is March 1 - November 15th. It is a perilous time for nesting sea turtles and hatchlings on Florida's coast. Help make St. Lucie County a sanctuary of sea turtle friendly beaches. Artificial ... READ MORE