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.
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.
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?
Walk the seasonally wet trails of CREW for an education in watersheds! Join our education coordinator, Julie Motkowicz on any of the four upcoming Wet Walks – each at a different trail location.
Every one of us has many teachers throughout our lives, some traditional while others guide in more subtle ways. Learning is something …
You know the gopher tortoise, but do you know it’s roommate?
CREW visitors are often lucky enough to see BCFSs throughout the CREW trails because these squirrels prefer a habitat mosaic, like the one preserved within the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed, including pine flatwoods, cypress swamps, and hardwood hammocks.