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Tiny Bird, Big News

A tiny bird with a big story: more than 500 Florida grasshopper sparrows have been released into the wild as part of a very successful breeding and release program. Thanks to donations to our Florida Grasshopper Sparrow fund, we celebrated the momentous occasion in a remote Florida dry prairie with partners at FWC, White Oak […]

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Happy Father’s Day From Wild Florida

Celebrate Father’s Day with some of Florida’s dedicated dads. These formidable fathers know when to protect their young, build a home, and even take on pregnancy. Sandhill crane Sandhill cranes are synonymous with the Florida landscape. Standing nearly four feet tall, they are known for their monogamous nature and dancing rituals to attract their mates. […]

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Impact of Hurricanes on Wild Florida

With the official start of hurricane season on June 1, it is important to ensure that you and your family are prepared. Whether it’s your first hurricane season in Florida or your thirtieth, review the effects major storms have on our wildlife to keep both them and your family safe. Burrowing Owls Unusual heavy rainfall […]

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Holly’s Mission to Save Manatees

If it wasn’t for nine-year-old Holly’s grandparents enacting a “no television” rule one afternoon, she may not have ever gotten the chance to draw and design a flyer to fundraise for Florida’s manatees. Holly, an ambitious third-grader at Boyette Springs Elementary School, set up a donation bucket in her classroom in hopes of collecting spare […]

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Welcome Aboard Kent Shoemaker!

We’re proud to announce that Kent Shoemaker has joined our Board! His lifelong commitment to conservation made him an obvious choice, as did his passion as an outdoorsman and appreciation for wild Florida. Like most anglers, Kent spends his free time saltwater fishing. He was certified to scuba dive at 12 years old in John […]

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