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Nature at Home: Monarch Metamorphosis

Nature at Home: Monarch Metamorphosis

Monarch butterflies have captured the imagination of many people and it’s easy to see why. Monarchs are big and bold. Their bright colors warn predators that the butterflies are poisonous to many. They are excellent fliers, with one generation flying up to thousands of miles to locations where they will overwinter.
Creature Feature: Florida black bear

Creature Feature: Florida black bear

Our wonderful native Florida black bear is a smaller version of the much more common Eastern black bear. Generally shy and reclusive unless protecting cubs, it has good eyesight up close and possibly the best sense of smell of all native animals.
Nature at Home for Kids Indoors

Nature at Home for Kids Indoors

As we try to stay safe at home, many families are looking for interesting and educational activities for kids. Even on days when we can get out to walk or play close to home there are still hours spent inside.
Creature Feature: Bobcat

Creature Feature: Bobcat

Besides the iconic Florida panther, our other native wild cat is the bobcat, named for its short, or “bobbed” tail, and exists only in North America. While the bobcat may look like a domestic cat, it is definitely a wild animal. Generally living a solitary existence, it uses its eyesight and excellent hearing to hunt for its food.
Nature at Home: Sunflowers

Nature at Home: Sunflowers

As many of us are staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic, it may give us a chance to enjoy the natural world close at hand. The first bloom on a sunflower is a welcome sign of spring. Last week in our garden this mighty sunflower, already over 6 feet tall, produced its first flower.
2020 FWF AWARDS BANQUET CANCELLED

2020 FWF AWARDS BANQUET CANCELLED

Due to the coronavirus issue, it has been decided to cancel the Florida Wildlife Federation Annual Awards Banquet scheduled for June 6, 2020 at Hutchinson Island. The Awards Banquet is a tradition going back many, many years in which conservation leaders from across the state are recognized for their contributions to the protection of our natural resources. We plan to have the 2021 Awards Banquet next summer at the same location and with the same award winners.
Creature Feature: Gopher tortoise

Creature Feature: Gopher tortoise

Gopher tortoises are found in all 67 counties across Florida and have been on the planet for 60 million years!
We are Bringing the Wild to You!

We are Bringing the Wild to You!

During this time of uncertainty and social distancing due to the COVID-19 virus, we want to wish all FWF members and supporters the best of health. Please be safe, wash your hands and stay at least six feet from others.
Call for 2020 Board Director Nominations

Call for 2020 Board Director Nominations

Call for 2020 Board Director Nominations
Lost Springs

Lost Springs

Experience the Ocklawaha River through Film and Stories. Tuesday, Feb. 25 ∙ 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.