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Wildlife

  • Cleared land and construction sites are commonplace in Southwest Florida. According to U.S. Census data, Lee County is the second fastest-growing county in the state. The increase in population leads to the need for more development, which raises the question of how to preserve the wildlife that makes this region so unique.
  • Awarded in the Mammals Behavior category and titled “Come High Water,” Mac Stone's photograph shows a mother raccoon rescuing her newborn after a storm likely flooded out her nest. Hear how Stone captured this award-winning image and learn more about his journey through wildlife photography.
  • If the stay-at-home order has allowed you to get to know your local birds better, you can contribute what you’re seeing to a worldwide scientific effort.…
  • The widespread quarantine brought on by COVID-19 is affecting how we interact with nearly everyone. Even wildlife. With many of us humans not being out…
  • Environment
    The Pigmy Rattlesnake is four to six inches long at birth and some adults can reach two and a half feet – although most reach only about 20 inches. It is…
  • Environment
    Every holiday has its back-story and a bit of history – many also have associations with the wild things around us. Halloween is a holiday rich in lore of…
  • Environment
    This week, winds shifted from the west to the east, bringing a patch of red tide closer to shore and depositing dead fish and other sea life onto the…
  • Environment
    Our Black and Turkey vultures are common sights in Florida skies.The Black Vulture is a permanent resident and doesn't migrate. In flight it flaps often…
  • Environment
    The Little Blue Heron is indeed little – perhaps a little over knee-high – and it is also grey-blue all over with a tinge of rusty-purple on its neck.…
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    Perhaps the fastest lizard in Florida, the Six-lined Racerunner lives up to its name and is even adorned with racing stripes. This up to 8.5 inch,…