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Adopt a (Plush) Florida Panther

By: Kyle Grammatica Get close and cuddly with Florida’s iconic big cat! Adopting a plush Florida panther is a fun way to introduce the young and the young-at-heart to the endangered animal. When you adopt a panther, you will receive a plush, an official adoption certificate, and information about conservation efforts. These ultra-soft panthers are […]

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Donor Profile: Ignacio Borbolla

Miami native Ignacio Borbolla spent his youth exploring undeveloped south Florida. His grandfather and father taught him to fish off the city’s docks, seawalls, and bridges. His grandfather used their trips to share stories of his fishing days in Cuba, claiming to have the fastest boat in the yacht club, all of 12kts! As his […]

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Are Monarch Butterflies Extending their Florida Visits?

By: Kyle Grammatica Migratory monarch butterflies have visited Florida for generations, but scientists are now researching if they are extending their stays in the Sunshine State. The potential cause: a nonnative tropical plant. Nonnative tropical milkweed has become a common addition to south Florida gardens, often planted with the intention of attracting and benefiting monarch […]

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Making Mussels for Lake Trafford

Sometimes we need a little help to get going, and Lake Trafford is no exception. Luckily, nature has provided it assistance from some unlikely sources: native mussels and bluegill fish. Paper pondshell mussels might not be much to look at, but they are an essential component to ecosystem health and clean water, acting as natural […]

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Join John in Restoring Vital Florida Habitat

John Metcalf has always been drawn to water, whether the Mississippi River in St. Louis, the Atchafalaya Swamp in Louisiana, or the St. Johns River in Florida. As an angler in the St Johns River for 40 years, he’s observed numerous changes in the habitat, including the loss of eelgrass. But it would always bounce […]

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