We explore the Florida National Scenic Trail in Wakulla County, from Shephard Spring in the St. Marks Refuge to the Sopchoppy River in the Apalachicola national Forest.
Plants- From Wildflowers to Longleaf PineSalt Marsh Ecology | In the Grass
A long time in the making
If you want an activity that will take a lot of your time, go out onto your lawn and try to figure out which blades of grass belong to what individual plant. The grass in a salt marsh, like your lawn, is made up of various individuals, each with different characteristics that contribute to the success of a marsh. Dr. Randall Hughes’ new experiment looks at what makes habitat building cordgrass individuals successful.
Watch oysters grow! Tanya Rogers of the FSUCML has compiled time lapse imagery which shows baby oysters grow and form a shell over the course of a year.
The thing about visiting wild places is that they are, in fact, wild. So you have to go prepared. Kent Wimmer of the Florida Trail Association tells us what to bring when you go hiking.
A good (though chilly) day setting up a new experiment! It will take a few…
Oyster Reef Ecology | On the ReefPlants- From Wildflowers to Longleaf PineSalt Marsh Ecology | In the Grass
Tricks or Treats? And more on the effects of predators in marshes.
When David Kimbro looks through his trick-or-treat bag, he doesn’t see candy, he sees oyster shells and periwinkle snails. Can predators trick periwinkles into not destroying marsh cordgrass? Or will they serve as tasty treats for blue crabs? David shares his data.