Not all repellents are equal – here’s how to avoid mosquito bites this summer

Courtesy of The Conversation Now that summer is in full swing, mosquitoes have come out across the United States. The use of mosquito repellents can protect both your health and sanity this summer. While mosquitoes leave bothersome, itchy bites on your skin, they can also pose a serious and sometimes deadly risk to your health. […]

Pretty Face with a Bad Attitude: The Invasive Chinese Tallow

Courtesy of Daniel J. Leonard, University of Florida The native Florida landscape definitely isn’t known for its fall foliage.  But as you might have noticed, there is one species that reliably turns shades of red, orange, yellow and sometimes purple, it also unfortunately happens to be one of the most significant pest plant species in North America, […]

Happy 4th of July!

Our South Walton Turtle Watch shore patrol at sunrise this morning!  The ladies were out wishing everyone a happy 4th! Pretty good turtle nesting season so far. Check out the stats here.  Cheers from Coffeen Land Trust!

Why white-tailed deer have spots

Courtesy of Carolina Baruzzi, University of Florida About now a doe is searching among the shrubs and grasses. She is looking for a site to have her fawns. White-tailed deer fawn season will peak in the summer across the Florida Panhandle. In the first weeks of life, fawns are not able to follow their mother […]

Spring Warblers

Courtesy of the Galveston Ornithological Society Warblers are the gems of spring, almost every color one can imagine. Several ground-dwelling species are yellow, a few of the rare ones have dark hoods, several have black throats, the females are largely duller to nest sit, small groups like tail-bob water thrushes add diversity and interest while […]

Lake Fuller, Easter 2023

Enjoy the gallery of photographs below which were taken by Lake Fuller over Easter, 2023 – including photos of two eglets on the nest.

Be BearWise this spring

Courtesy of Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Now that spring is here, black bears in Florida are becoming more active. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is sharing BearWise® tips to help prevent conflicts between people and bears. Residents and visitors alike can reduce the potential of negative interactions with bears and other […]

Over 21,000 acres approved for permanent protection

Reposted courtesy of Today, the Florida Governor and Cabinet approved funding for the permanent conservation of 21,063 acres across five different landscapes within and adjacent to the Florida Wildlife Corridor. That totals to 80,014 acres saved in and adjacent to the Corridor since the passing of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Act in 2021. The properties are […]

Early Spring Migrants

Our spring migration roughly runs from mid March through mid May, with a very few birds outside those parameters. The general peak of the movement is around 20 April, which is why FeatherFest has the dates it has and the GOS builds around it. Most wintering birds like waterfowl and sparrows leave before that time, […]