Florida Orienteering - gOing Wild

Identifying Snakes - The Good and The Bad   - Learn to recognize local snakes.

Venomous Snakes of Florida   - can you recognize these 6 snakes - Copperhead; Cottonmouth; Diamondback, Timber, & Pigmy Rattlesnakes; Eastern Coral?

Venomous Spiders in Florida   - can you recognize the Recluse and Widow Spiders?

Florida Panther - sighting at LBE   Florida Panther Net - learn about the endangered Florida Panther.

All About Birds   - OnLine Bird Guide - learn to ID birds.

FLOing WILD - The Florida Orienteer
May 2002 - Poison Ivy Feb 2003 - Spiders - 2 Florida Natives
Aug 2002 - King or Coral Snake May 2003 - Loggerhead Shrike
Nov 2002 - Edible Acorns Aug 2003 - Blackberries

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Great Backyard Bird Count

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National Wildlife Federation (NWF)


Just follow these 5 easy steps to preserve wildlife in your own backyard.
  1. Grow Native Plants found in your area, including trees, shrubs, and other plants that offer food such as pollen, nectar, acorn, nuts, cones, berries and other seeds.
  2. Provide Water for Wildlife with a birdbath, small pond or shallow dish... or care for a natural spring or stream on or near your habitat.
  3. Create Protective Cover for wildlife by growing a meadow, a prairie, densely branched shrubs and, when appropiate, evergreens.  Place hollow logs and rock piles in your yard.
  4. Build Birdhouses, attach to metal poles and monitor their use.  Grow host plants for butterfly and moth caterpillars to eat and provide dense plantings to create safe areas for nesting wildlife.
  5. Watch What You Plant in your garden.  Exotic species not native to your region can become invasive and can be harmful to both people and wildlife.  (to learn more click on the NWF logo below)