78 Articles Found
Removing Exotic Plants
Battling exotic and invasive plants on 14,000 acres at Lake Kissimmee and Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek state parks in Central Florida requires constant attention. The Lake Wales Ridge and surrounding areas provide vital habitat for endemic species such as the scrub blazing star and pygmy fringe-tree.
Saving the Savannas Mint
Saving the endangered Savannas mint has been a challenge at Savannas Preserve State Park. A partnership with the Bok Tower Gardens’ Rare Plant Conservation Program as made all the difference in saving this plant that blooms with beautiful purple flowers in the fall. Biologist Douglas Rogers tells the story.
Endemic and Endangered Woodrat
A unique resident of North Key Largo is endemic, meaning that it is found in the wild only here and nowhere else in the world. A large portion of this area where the endangered Key Largo woodrat lives includes Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park.
Spotlight: Getting to Know Maulik Patel
In this installment of the Biologist Tells the Story series, you'll meet Maulik Patel, environmental specialist at Collier-Seminole State Park. His efforts managing the natural resources at the park include using prescribed fire, controlling invasive plants and animals, and controlling the flow of water through the park.