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Creature Feature: Purple bankclimber
Creature Feature: Purple bankclimber
Creature Feature: Purple bankclimber Not all of our Florida natives are photogenic. The purple bankclimber, a rare freshwater mussel, is an unglamorous inhabitant of only two river systems in Florida: the Apalachicola and the Ochlockonee, both in the Panhandle. It is a “bivalve” meaning it has two hard shell coverings with ...
Nature at Home: Longleaf pine
Nature at Home: Longleaf pine
Nature at Home: Longleaf pine  Longleaf pine was once the dominate tree in the Southeast. It is estimated that it occupied 90 million acres. Now due to harvesting, conversion of much of this land to other uses, and the restriction of wildfires, it only occupies 3 percent of its original range.  Fortunately, ...
Chronology of longleaf pine restoration on a North Florida site
Chronology of longleaf pine restoration on a North Florida site
Chronology of longleaf pine restoration on a North Florida site Land owned by St. Joe Paper Company (St. Joe Company, until 1966) was planted in slash pine.   2014 Current landowner purchases 249.11- acre property located in North Florida. Approximately 150 acres of North Florida property clear-cut. Landowner purchases additional property in North Florida. 30.1 acres ...
Creature Feature: Gulf Sturgeon
Creature Feature: Gulf Sturgeon
Creature Feature: Gulf Sturgeon A threatened species, the Gulf sturgeon is an ancient fish that grows up to eight feet long and weighs up to 300 pounds! Once living with the dinosaurs, these aquatic creatures have scutes (large protective plates) on their backs like an alligator. Possessing no teeth, they ...
Nature at Home: Backyard Birdbaths
Nature at Home: Backyard Birdbaths
Nature at Home: Backyard Birdbaths Photo by Barry Fraser Water is an essential part of healthy wildlife habitats, including our gardens, yards and neighborhoods. When creating a backyard habitat it’s important to provide water along with food and cover. Many of us, while at home, have spent more time watching birds, ...
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The Florida Wildlife Federation is a private, statewide, non-profit citizens' conservation education organization composed of thousands of concerned Floridians and other citizens from all walks of life who have a common interest in preserving, managing, and improving Florida's fish, wildlife, soil, water, and plant life. As the State Affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation, FWF has been improving Florida's wildlife since 1936.

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Preston RobertsonPresident