Habitat restoration in the Apalachicola Bluffs and ravines sends ripples throughout the whole river system, and preserves globally rare ecology and geology.
Longleaf Pine & Fire EcologySwamps and other WetlandsWildlife in North Florida- Critters Big and Small
Striped Newts, Ephemeral Wetlands, and Fire in the Forest
Two releases of striped newts into ephemeral wetlands in the Apalachicola National Forest show how this is an amphibian forged by fire.
Florida's CoastsLongleaf Pine & Fire EcologyPlants- From Wildflowers to Longleaf PineSwamps and other Wetlands
The Coastal Dune Lake Watershed | Connected by Fire and Water
A restoration effort at Deer Lake State Park plants carnivorous flowers and uses prescribed fire to benefit shorebirds in its coastal dune lake watershed.
EcoAdventuresLongleaf Pine & Fire Ecology
Choctawhatchee River Hiking on new section of the Florida Trail
By the Choctawhatchee River, we hike through a recently burned longleaf forest and cross a swamp with dedicated trail volunteers.
Floridan Aquifer: Springs, Sinks, and MoreLongleaf Pine & Fire EcologySwamps and other WetlandsWildlife in North Florida- Critters Big and Small
Striped Newts and Ornate Chorus Frogs in the Munson Sandhills
We revisit an effort to return striped newts to the Apalachicola National Forest. While there, we find some other cute wetland critters.
EcoAdventuresLongleaf Pine & Fire EcologyThe Red Hills of Florida & GeorgiaWildlife in North Florida- Critters Big and Small
Peeking into Gopher Tortoise Burrows at Birdsong
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
Red Cockaded Woodpeckers and Fire in the Red Hills
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
Quail Hunting and Accidental Conservation in the Red Hills
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.
EcoAdventuresLongleaf Pine & Fire EcologyPollinators and GardeningThe Red Hills of Florida & GeorgiaWildlife in North Florida- Critters Big and Small
Butterfly Watching and Research in the Red Hills
We explore habitats in the Red Hills of Florida and Georgia, and the many butterflies that call them home, including the rare Golden-Banded Skipper.
Mushrooms are one of our few foods that are neither plant or animal. At Lake Seminole Farm, we explore mushroom production and their role in forest ecology.