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Notes from the Field: Tate’s Hell State Forest

I am standing on thousand-year-old dunes. They are the ancient remnants of mountains formed of salty, wind-swept sand. Today, these dunes are now scrub and flatwood communities, home to tall sand pines, short scrubby oaks, and a plethora of biodiverse grasses and flowers. Tate’s Hell State Forest is a conservation

Notes from the Field: Bear Creek Educational Forest

I’m a big fan of butterflies and pretty much all pollinating, six-legged creatures. At Bear Creek Educational Forest, I was in for a treat. My Florida Master Naturalist class (UF/IFAS) welcomed bug expert, Billy Boothe to lead us on an insect adventure. It turns out, we can tell a lot