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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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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Wildlife Extinction: Critical and Manmade

The Passenger Pigeon clearly represents a developing theme of earth's extinction: critical and manmade.

Introduction: Scientists are of a consensus opinion that wildlife extinction: critical and manmade is reaching a dangerous level.  This article presents a summary of four extinct species that have recently disappeared from earth and the contributing causes of their demise.  Subsequently, the current rate of extinction is compared to the background rate to determine if … Read moreWildlife Extinction: Critical and Manmade

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