One of the cutest critters to depend on fire in the longleaf habitat is the gopher tortoise. At Birdsong Nature Center, we learn the value of their burrows.
Longleaf Pine & Fire EcologyPlants- From Wildflowers to Longleaf PineThe Red Hills of Florida & GeorgiaWildlife in North Florida- Critters Big and Small
Jim Cox bands a seven day old red cockaded woodpecker and takes a group of FSU Biology students to a fire dependent, old growth longleaf pine forest.
EcoAdventuresLongleaf Pine & Fire EcologyThe Red Hills of Florida & Georgia
We witness a Red Hills tradition that has had a large impact on area ecology: The quail hunt. Fire benefits quail and other longleaf dependent species.