April 01, 2015
Boaters can enjoy opportunities to observe one of Florida’s unique species but to avoid colliding with manatees, people on the water should take basic steps such as slowing down, watching out for the animals and complying with regulations in manatee zones.
March 26, 2015
For bats that roost in structures such as houses and other buildings, guidelines have been developed to more effectively and safely exclude bats when it is not their maternity season in Florida.
March 24, 2015
The FWC asks beachgoers to watch out for and avoid disturbing beach-nesting shorebirds on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the state. Shorebirds build nests out of sand and shells on Florida beaches in spring and summer, hatching chicks that are difficult to see.
March 17, 2015
A 10-year plan for the T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area will be presented Tuesday, March 31. People are invited to the 7 p.m. public hearing at the Brevard County Commission Chambers, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, in Viera.
March 16, 2015
Aerial surveys are conducted annually, weather permitting, to provide researchers with a count of manatees visible in Florida waters at the time of the survey. During the February count, a team of 20 observers from 11 organizations counted 3,333 manatees on Florida’s east coast and 2,730 on the west coast of the state.
March 16, 2015
As spring approaches, horseshoe crabs congregate to spawn along sandy beaches and shallow coastal waters throughout the state. FWC biologists are asking the public to assist in the FWC’s survey effort by reporting horseshoe crab sightings and other useful information.
March 11, 2015
The proposed restoration activities on lakes and other water bodies would improve habitat for fish and wildlife and provide outdoor opportunities for boating, angling and wildlife viewing.
March 04, 2015
The elevated boardwalk takes visitors deep into the scenic floodplain swamp running along the route of a historic logging trail and spans Mill Creek, a tributary of the Withlacoochee River.
March 03, 2015
“People can help save threatened and endangered sea turtles by giving them enough space and privacy to safely and successfully lay their eggs. It’s as simple as keeping your distance and avoiding shining lights or taking flash photos of the nesting sea turtles.
February 23, 2015
The Florida scrub-jay, the only bird found exclusively in the Sunshine State, and its fascinating habitat are the features of the sixth annual Florida Scrub-Jay Festival in Brevard County on Saturday, Feb. 28.