Repost from @myfwc Only in Florida ☀️🐭🌴 The Florida mouse is found nowhere else on earth but in our state! It is adapted to living in dry, sandy scrub and sandhill habitats, which occur in small patches that are scattered throughout much of peninsular Florida, and is often found in gopher tortoise burrows. Our scientists and partners have completed a genetic study of these unique mice, and this research is helping us develop management strategies to ensure that our one-of-a-kind wildlife is here for future generations. Thanks to Florida's State Wildlife Grants Program for funding the project, which is supported by the federal State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program. Photo by James Austin #FloridaMouse#Florida#Mouse#Wildlife#GopherTortoiseBurrow#Mice#Conservation#MyFWC#FWC#Picoftheday#Photooftheday
Jeffery is on a 40-foot ladder forcibly evicting bees from the condo they had built for themselves in our backyard. Frank and I were safely sequestered inside for the next couple of hours. Don’t worry, they’re being moved, not killed.
Earlier this semester, the Aquatic Animal Health Club had the opportunity to visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Marine Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory in St. Petersburg! Students were given a presentation by FWC on manatees, including how to recognize signs of stress in a manatee. Then, students learned and practiced the protocol for rescuing manatees on land and in the water using models! Special thanks to Andy Garrett, Amber Lea, the rest of the FWC team, and Dr. Walsh for a great and successful day! #UFAquaticAnimalHealthClub#manateerescue#FWC#aquaticanimalhealth#UFCVM#manateerescuetraining
Today is the meeting in St. Augustine about protecting the Blue Heron Bridge from collection/harvesting! Hopefully @fwcresearch does the right thing and votes to move forward with preserving this amazing g dive site!
The FWC Family Picnic holds on Saturday the 15th of December 2018 in All Branches.
Gate fee: N500 for persons aged 14 years and above. Free for children.
Come with plenty food.
There will be lots of Games and Fun.