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Category: Conservation

Lakewatch in Polk County: A Volunteer Water Program that needs YOUR help!

Sunset over Lake May in Winter Haven, FL.

Polk County and Florida LAKEWATCH are looking for volunteers for 22 Polk County Lakes! Lakewatch is a citizen volunteer lake monitoring program that facilitates “hands-on” citizen participation in the management of Florida lakes, rivers and… 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… 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…. Read More