Category: Recreation

Snakes: Friend or Foe?

Snakes are an important part of Florida’s ecosystems and serve as a natural form of pest control. Although to some they appear to be scary, scaly creatures that need to be killed, snakes are actually very important and… Read More

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

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 Island Preserve. Students will… Read More

It’s National Invasive Species Awareness Week!!!

National Invasive Species Awareness Week is a great opportunity for residents and visitors of Florida to learn about non-native species posing a threat to the State’s economy and environment. According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, every… Read More

Love Is In the Air

Valentine’s Day doesn’t exclude wildlife. This time of year you might notice some extraordinary changes in colors, sounds and overall appearance of some animal species; especially the birds. The process in which birds develop new feathers and shed… Read More

Pay-it-Forward to your Estuary!

National Estuaries Day Give Back with Florida Sea Grant Paddling Coastal Clean Up! Estuaries, like Tampa Bay, improve our lives in many ways! Estuaries are a great place for recreation including boating and fishing, they are very productive… Read More