Welcome to the now ten year old WFSU Ecology Blog. On June 1, 2010, we kicked things off as In the Grass, On the Reef. Our focus then was on marine biology; specifically, the estuaries along Florida’s Forgotten Coast. A subsequent National Science Foundation grant kept that our focus, even as we began to explore more and more of the area in other video segments.
While a lot has changed since those early years (including the name), our mission remains the same. We share the scientific research conducted here in north Florida and south Georgia, and we try to make it simple and easy to understand. We’ve just expanded from marine biology.
Our second goal has always been to share as much of our natural areas as we can; from down in the aquifer to our fire dependent upland forests to our many wetland areas, from the remotest wild lands to our own yards. We meet the many plants and animals that make this area a biodiversity hotspot; and we explore their relationships to each other, and to the land and water beneath them.
We hope you’ll dig in and get to know this amazing area of ours. We always welcome comments and suggestions, so don’t be shy. And if you subscribe, you can receive an e-mail every time we have a new post.
Rob Diaz de Villegas, WFSU Public Media.