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Month: October 2019

Florida’s Rare Habitat

By: Kyle Grammatica Florida is home to a number of unique ecosystems that contain elusive plants and animals. Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park is one prime example. The 8,000 acre park sits atop the ancient Lake Wales Ridge and features Florida’s increasingly rare scrub and sandhill habitats. The park provides critical habitat […]

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Endangered crayfish research receives grant from foundation

Tallahassee, FL (October 31, 2019) – The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida recently announced a $4,300 grant to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to study rare crayfish species native to two Florida springs: the big-cheeked cave crayfish (Procambarus delicatus) at Alexander Springs and the Silver Glen Springs cave crayfish (Procambarus […]

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Foundation commits $13,000 to introduce women and youth to hunting

Tallahassee, FL (October 29, 2019) – The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida recently announced a $13,000 grant to the National Wild Turkey Federation – Gator Gobblers to introduce more women and youth to hunting. In addition to getting participants outside at the Little Orange Creek Preserve in Hawthorne, FL, the project will include […]

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A Special Perspective on FWRI

By: Caroline McKeel I thought that my trip to the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) was an amazing experience for a kid who loves the ocean! My favorite part was learning about the animals that are preserved in the collections. My favorite animal there was the hammerhead shark head because I had never seen […]

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Conserving Nature with Brushstrokes

By: Kyle Grammatica Based in Florida, Gail Powell is self-taught artist and cartoonist that uses her art to bring attention to the alarming amount of endangered species in the world. She started drawing cartoons when she was in elementary school and based the style of them on Looney Tunes and Disney characters. While in college, […]

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