Take a look back through 2021 with these CREW highlights!
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.
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.
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.
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.