FWC seeks input on conserving Florida burrowing owls in urban landscapes

FWC seeks input on conserving Florida burrowing owls in urban landscapesFlorida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission sent this bulletin at 06/19/2017 10:31 AM EDT June 19, 2017 Photos available on the FWC’s Flickr site: https://flic.kr/s/aHskZUQWTU Suggested Tweet: Share your ideas on conserving burrowing #owls in #Florida urban landscapes with @MyFWC! https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/1a38e98 FWC seeks input on … Continue reading FWC seeks input on conserving Florida burrowing owls in urban landscapes

Manatee Downlisted from Endangered to Threatened; All Existing Federal Protections Remain in Place

On the heels of Manatee Appreciation Day, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced the downlisting of the West Indian manatee from endangered to threatened. Notable increases in manatee populations and improvements in its habitat allowed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to change the species’ status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). https://fws.gov/

Man Eating Pythons

I had the good fortune of exchanging ideas with an old friend from Okeechobee today. I had sent him an article about the Indian snake charmers brought to Florida to hunt pythons. This, of course, led to a python discussion. I found out that he skinned the 17+ foot legendary snake killed at a local … Continue reading Man Eating Pythons

How to Eat the State Tree

If there ever was a tree of life it would or should be the Sabal Palm. It has provided humans with food, shelter, and fiber for thousands of years. The breeze ruffling through its broad leaves provides serenity. The sound has lulled many a Florida cowboy, hunter and camper to sleep under the glorious shade … Continue reading How to Eat the State Tree