The goal of the Python Challenge was to heighten public awareness about this invasive species, yet it also proved to be an unprecedented opportunity to gather important data about Burmese python populations and their impact on the Everglades ecosystem.
During each of the four years since releasing the fingerling bass, FWC biologists have sampled the lake’s largemouth bass population and collected some pretty interesting and positive information about how this group of hatchery-reared fish has fared in the real world.
The signs direct traffic to 113 new birding and wildlife viewing sites from Sarasota and Stuart south to Key West, joining hundreds of other GFBWT locations throughout the state.
Recent angler surveys estimated more than 1,000 bass over 8 pounds were caught there in less than a year.
FWC researchers, managers and law enforcement staff work closely together to evaluate mortality data and identify necessary actions.
Half of the area should be in mature forests and the other half in early-succession openings.
Ever wonder what digs those cone-shaped indentations in sandy areas of your yard? It is an insect called an ant lion.
These beautiful yet venomous creatures are spreading through our waters like a bad cold.
Geocaching has an average 3 million monthly users finding 10 million geocaches each month.
The 22-month operation targeted individuals who illegally bought fish and wildlife products in Florida and shipped them out of state to be sold to the public.
All those little flies bunched together on the back of leaves look more like fungus than flying insects.
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