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The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida is dedicated to increasing public understanding and support for the lasting conservation and enjoyment of Florida's tremendous biodiversity and natural lands and waters. Our Species 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.

Woman holding Eastern Indigo Snake

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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grasshopper sparrow

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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bonneted bat

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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