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Snakes Speak for Conservation

Today is World Snake Day! Our slithery friends often get a bad rep. Known in folklore as evil or devious, snakes actually play really important roles in our ecosystems and most of Florida’s native snakes are non-venomous. Florida is home to a whopping 46 native snake species!  The federally-threatened eastern

It’s Pollinator Week!

Pollination is the process of transferring pollen grains from one flower to another. Pollinators come in many shapes and sizes. While “worker bees” get all the pollinator credit, butterflies, birds, bats, and beetles also play a role. In fact, bats are responsible for pollinating over 500 different plants, and there

Florida’s Future Relies on Fire

For thousands of years, fire has rolled across the Florida landscape, often set by lightning in the dry months. Historically, Native Americans would set fires to create an open landscape for hunting, to improve livestock grazing, and for planting crops. These ecosystems were made up of longleaf pine, saw palmetto,