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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

Scrub Jays in St. Lucie County Preserves

Florida Scrub Jay

Hikers trekking through St. Lucie County’s scrub might encounter an endemic species: the Florida scrub jay.  The St. Lucie County Environmental Resources Department (ERD) maintains preserves with scrub habitat that I recommend hiking.  Sheraton Scrub… Read More

Report your atala butterflies here…

Atala Butterfly

The Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is a beautiful, somewhat rare hairstreak butterfly characterized by satiny black wings featuring an iridescent turquois shimmer. It was thought to be extinct due to overharvest of its… Read More