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Why Is That Leaf Moving?!


April 24, 2015

A lot is happening in the natural world in spring. Flowers are blooming, new leaves are unfolding, birds are calling, and baby animals are being born. Another event also happening that can easily be missed unless you are specifically looking ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Wildlife
Tags: Butterfly, Caterpillar, Eastern Tent Caterpillar, Hornworm, Milkweed, Monarch, Moth, Oak Tree, Pawpaw, Sphinx, Tussock Moth, Web, Zebra Swallowtail

Connecting Nature to Nature: Wildlife Corridors


April 3, 2015

What exactly are wildlife corridors? Wildlife corridors are sections of land connecting two or more larger areas of wildlife habitat together. You can think of it like a dumbbell where the ends of the dumbbell are the large, usually natural ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation
Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation, Conservation Easement, Fauna, Flora, Florida Wildlife Corridor, Landowner, Parks, Preserves, Wildlife Corridor, Wildlife Habitat

Now Accepting Applications! Student Volunteer Opportunity at Weedon Island Preserve!


March 30, 2015

The Ranger Naturalist Program allows students ages 15-18 to gain leadership skills and environmental knowledge at Weedon Island Preserve each summer. Students gain Bright Futures volunteer hours while working on projects that benefit Weedon ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Bright Futures, High School, Nature, Outdoors, Summer, Volunteer

Invasive Species Are Everywhere


March 24, 2015

Is there a serious threat to Florida’s landscape living in your yard? Would you know a Brazilian peppertree, a carrotwood or a Cuban tree frog if you saw one? If not, read on. Invasive species are defined as non-native or exotic organisms ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Brazilian Pepper, Cuban Treefrog, Extinction, Invasive Animals, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Landscape, Pests

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