Tag Archive: Florida’s

Florida’s Aquatic Carnivorous Plants – Yes, Aquatic!

DId you know that Florida is home to 14 species of aquatic carnivorous plants called “bladderworts?” This one is Utricularia inflata. Photo by Lyn Gettys I don’t know about you, but living in “La Florida” – “the land of flowers” (the Spanish translation of Florida – named in 1513 by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de …

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Florida’s First Capital and First High Rise? – Jefferson County’s Letchworth-Love Mounds Archeological State Park

It’s a calm clear weekday in January. There’s a single buzzard soaring above, two squirrels scurrying in the trees and a pileated woodpecker calling in the distance. It’s hard to imagine this site was the capital of civilization in North Florida some 1200 or more years ago. The visible exception is the weathered remnant of …

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Owls – Florida’s Remarkable Nocturnal Birds of Prey

To be successful hunters of the night, owls have some truly amazing physiological adaptations. This closeup of a barn owl shows a few in the large eyes and dish shaped face that help perfect its hearing and sight. Compliments UF/IFAS File Photo Some of my favorite creatures are owls, and as you can see by …

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Florida’s Rangeland Agriculture and the Environment: A Natural Partnership

Woodlands and rangelands are important to both our economy and environment. Photo by Judy Ludlow Most of us living in panhandle Florida recognize that our farmers and ranchers are committed to sustainable production of food, fiber, and fuel for generations to come, but how will farmers continue to be productive while sharing natural resources with …

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Discovering Florida’s Panhandle – Our Barrier Islands – January

Beginning this month we will be posting a series of natural resource articles high lighting Florida’s Panhandle. The photographs and hikes presented in this series are from Escambia and Santa Rosa counties but the same natural places can be found anywhere between the Perdido and Apalachicola Rivers. We hope our readers will visit these places …

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Florida’s Wildlife Conservations Policy for Predicted Coastal Habitat Loss Problems

“Within the past five years, nine of the 14 villages in Nunavik in northernmost Quebec have had to install cooling systems at community ice hockey arenas to keep the rinks cold during winter.“– The Arctic in the Anthropocene: Emerging Research Questions Have you wondered how Florida’s wildlife conservation policy planners and habitat managers are responding …

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Wildlife Flourishes in Florida’s Summer! But Watch for Invaders Too!

Summer is a time to bask in the sunshine for many of Florida’s wildlife species. Each of Florida’s seasons are characterized by a variety of amazing and beautiful wildlife activities.  Below is a list of some notable native wildlife behaviors occurring in July and August around the state.  July Birds Shorebird migration starts in mid-July, …

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