Florida Water Resources: Birds at Paynes Prairie

Great Blue Heron at Paynes Prairie

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park is 22,000 reserved and protected acres immediately south of Gainesville, Florida, in North Central Florida.  Park officials boastfully claim that they are residence to 270 different bird species.  In addition to the birds, the preserve also shows cases of wild horses, bison, and of course, a dense population of gators. … Read moreFlorida Water Resources: Birds at Paynes Prairie

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Backyard Wildlife: Building the Bluebird Nesting Box

Building The Bluebird Nesting Box

Introduction: One of the most rewarding ways to engage wildlife is with wildlife near one’s home.  Trips to exotic locations are unnecessary, and the ability to engage the young and parenting practices of backyard wildlife make the local experience quite intimate.  Additionally, the ability and opportunity to interact with the backyard wildlife parenting activities provide … Read moreBackyard Wildlife: Building the Bluebird Nesting Box

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Lowry & Magnolia Lakes in NC Florida

The Undeveloped shoreline of Lowry and Magnolia Lakes

Introduction Most all of Florida has a huge underground layer of lime rock, which formed from the collection of seashells and coral in ancient times when it was underwater. Additionally, over time, the lime rock dissolved and collapsed in areas creating vast numbers of lakes in Florida’s interior. In another ancient era, Florida lay partially … Read moreLowry & Magnolia Lakes in NC Florida

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