In Florida, 80 per cent of our food crops depend on pollination by insects, birds and bats to produce seeds and fruits as well as to promote the growth of plants and trees. In natural settings, pollinators are essential to produce the superstars of our forests and wetlands – our many eye-catching wildflowers.
September passes and October slowly creaks along toward the season when we observe the shortening of days with pumpkin patches, delicious goodies and general spookiness. Somehow, the mood of the season enhances even the most commonplace hike at CREW.
The Florida panther is probably the best known and most admired animal of Florida but we never see it when we’re out hiking the CREW trails. Why is that?
Keep an eye out for these freshwater turtles in distress and report them to FWC.
By Allison Vincent CREW Trust Executive Director Brenda Brooks always says that she doesn’t have a favorite CREW Trail, but instead a …
Oftentimes it’s these personal connections that make these natural places special to us as individuals and it’s only through time and experience that we realize the significance is more than it seems.
CREW Trust Members-only registration is September 1st-8th Non-Members may register starting September 8th
Migratory birds in a sense are hard-wired to navigate on long journeys – sometimes crossing continents and oceans, which for their size is a feat worthy of recognition in itself!
In a recent post, you read about what invasive species are and how they threaten natural species and habitats. But how do we control and/or try to eliminate those invasive species on CREW lands? It’s not practical to try to pull them all up by hand.
When you visit the CREW lands you’ll come across invasive plant species, and whether you’re aware of them or not, they’re there! Some invasive species are beautiful, like the caesar weed, and you might find yourself wondering why the land managers have it out for them. What could a few plants possibly do to impact the broader ecosystem?