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Category: Species Spotlight

Our Resources pages are dedicated to providing key information on a host of iconic Florida species and habitats, as well as on nature-related issues confronting our State.

Species Spotlight: The Eastern Indigo Snake

The eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon couperi) is the longest native snake in the United States. Adults are typically 60-84 inches (152-213 cm), but the longest eastern indigo reached 110.4 in. Male snakes grow longer than females. They are a shiny blueish-black color with some red or orange scales around their chins and sides of face. […]

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Species Spotlight: The Florida Grasshopper Sparrow

The Florida grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) is a nonmigratory subspecies of the grassland sparrow and is found only on the dry prairies of south-central Florida. The song of the Florida grasshopper sparrow sounds much like that of a grasshopper, which is where it gets its name. Males only sing a few hours a day […]

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Species Spotlight: The Florida Bonneted Bat

The Florida bonneted bat, Eumops floridanus, is the largest insectivorous (insect-eating) bat in North America. It’s the United States’ rarest bat – fewer than 1,000 are believed to remain — and is known only from southern Florida.

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