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Introduce children to the outdoors at CREW 

With the long end-of-year holidays, kids need healthy and fun activities, things they can do with their families and friends. If they’re visiting Florida in December, this is the perfect time of the year to introduce them to the world of nature.

Florida’s Fall Colors

If you miss the change of seasons in Florida, don’t despair. You’ll find some brilliant red foliage here in November and December, red leaves that will remind you of New England in fall.

Pollinators and their Favorite Plants

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.

Spooky Stories from the CREW Trails

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. 

Controlling invasives with biology at CREW

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.