Biologists Tell Their Stories

A male biologist in a Florida Park Service uniform stands proudly by a body of water.

Florida Park Service biologists have a fascinating and challenging job.

They’re responsible for studying and protecting imperiled species, vast tracts of wildland, and the dynamic interface between natural and urban areas.

New to the Florida State Parks website is Biologists Tell the Story, which shares what park biologists are doing to protect the Real Florida℠.

State park biologists work with partner agencies like the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, conservation advocacy groups, and volunteers to protect park beaches, waterways, wetlands, forests and the wildlife that depend on them.

Learn how we are studying surprising residents of the Lodge at Wakulla Springs, preserving some of the last untouched stretches of Southwest Florida coast, monitoring songbirds as they migrate thousands of miles, and creating new habitat for carnivorous plants. Be sure to check back as more stories are added.

You can support the protection and restoration of Florida’s best places by visiting a Florida State Park or volunteering. Entrance fees help fund land management activities like prescribed fire. A community of passionate volunteers fight invasive plants, remove plastic pollutants and educate communities about the environment.

This article was published in the Real Florida ℠ Connection, the Florida State Parks e-newsletter. Sign up to get updates and stories from your state parks the first week of every month.