Sixty-seven people lost their lives in Florida last year in boating accidents, and there have already been 28 deaths so far this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), which has released its 2011 Boating Accident Statistical Report.
The May 2012 First Sunday at the Refuge Presentation Series will feature Michael Keys, Wildlife Biologist, St. Marks NWR as he presents “Lightning, Longleaf and a Formerly Common Woodpecker” at 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 6, 2012 at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.
Like a baseball player stretching muscles and practicing skills during spring training, the gopher tortoise is emerging from winter dormancy and moving slowly and steadily through the landscape in search of greenery to eat and a new place to dig its burrow.
Join us at Shell Point Beach in Wakulla County for the 39th Annual Stephen C. Smith Regatta, two days of great racing, beach activities, sun, fun, food and the live auction on Sunday.
With nesting season under way for shorebirds like the snowy plover, black skimmer and American oystercatcher, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) asks beachgoers to take care not to disturb their nests.
As spring arrives, horseshoe crabs converge along sandy beaches throughout the state to mate.
For millions of Floridians and tourists, outdoor recreation and being close to nature are important facets of life, according to the State’s Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).
The survival of sea turtle species that have been on earth 110 million years depends on a ritual that begins every spring, as females climb out of the ocean to lay their eggs.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is moving ahead on its plan to manage and conserve Florida black bears so they are never again at risk of extinction.
A cold-related die-off of manatees in early 2011 set the stage for a third straight year with high numbers of deaths for the species.
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Florida Park Service will sponsor free, guided hikes in nine state parks on New Year’s Day as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative in all 50 states.
One, two, three, four: cardinals, finches and chickadees. How many birds can you count in your backyard this winter?
The holiday season is here, bringing with it some much-appreciated cooler weather to the Sunshine State.