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Seven Florida Species to Celebrate and Save

Florida is one of the most species-rich states in the nation. With more than 80 different ecosystems, the state supports more than 100 species listed as endangered, threatened, or of special concern. Many rare species are found only in our state—like the Florida bonneted bat and the Florida scrub-jay. While

It Started with Wildlife

My connection to nature started with my love for animals. I can’t remember when or why animals first caught my attention, although I’m sure it most likely started with my first hamster or first family puppy, “Muffin.” I have no idea how I made the leap from connecting with our

Do You Know the Milkweed Man?

By Tyler Carney, Gainesville, Florida   My interest in the natural world surrounding me began at an early age. My parents had a house that backed up to a small, but fairly active, wildlife preserve. They were not conservationists by trade, but both had tremendous respect for wildlife. We would

Top 10 Land Acquisitions of 2020

Over the years, Florida has saved some incredible places that improve our quality of life and make Florida a great place to live. From state and local parks to wildlife preserves, our state is a natural wonder. To continue to protect Florida, we must continuously conserve more land for future