Imagine Our Florida, Inc.  

IOF is on a Mission to Educate and Empower the people of Florida to become a voice for our wildlife, advocate for environmental stewardship, and coexist within our unique ecosystems.

Look at some of the animals found in Florida - click on the picture below

Children's animal coloring and activity pages - click on the coloring page below

Check out some of the different plants found in Florida - click on the picture below

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    Imagine Our Florida, Inc.

    Our purpose is to bring people together in a shared vision to preserve and protect Florida's wildlife, habitat and ecosystem. We plan to accomplish this via science- based education and the development of appreciation and respect for the natural world and our place within it.
    Imagine Our Florida, Inc.
    Imagine Our Florida, Inc.
    ---Foto Friday---
    ---Southeastern blueberry bee (Habropoda laboriosa)---

    Here's something to buzz about. These southern blueberry bees use a technique called "buzz pollination" in which their buzzing allows tightly held pollen on the anthers of rabbiteye blueberries to loosen. These bees are most active in spring and are easily recognized by their large size and loud buzzing. Of course, they don't just eat blueberry pollen. Here they are on some scarlet milkweed. You can attract these and other native bees by using native flowering plants in your landscaping. What is your favorite native bee?

    #blueberrybee #southernblueberrybee #blueberry #pollinators #bees #Florida #Imagineourflorida #IOF #Floridabees
    Imagine Our Florida, Inc.
    Imagine Our Florida, Inc.
    ---How does Nature Make you Feel?---

    “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy.”- Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

    #SylviaPlath #poetry #poem #mountains #trees #air #Florida #nature #imagineourflorida #IOF
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    Imagine Our Florida, Inc.
    ---Tuesday Trivia --

    You should never put plastic bags into your curbside recycling. These items can jam up the gears which not only cause frustrations for the crew who has to clean it up but also diverts recycling into standard waste until the problem is fixed. Plastic bags can be dropped off at most grocery stores in the outside drop-off locations. Along with plastic grocery bags, you can also drop-off newspaper bags and dry cleaner bags. Of course, the best thing to do is get a few reusable bags to keep on hand and use them until they are unable to be used anymore. Not only are these bags more durable, but they are also better for the environment.

    Checkout our kindergarten recycling lesson plan with your kids so they can learn about composting and recycling.

    #ImagineOurFlorida #IOF #recycle #TuesdayTrivia

    https://imagineourflorida.org/kindergarten-recycling-and-the-scientific-method-lesson-plan/
    Imagine Our Florida, Inc.
    Imagine Our Florida, Inc.
    --- Tuesday Trivia ---

    Which of these items does not belong in your curbside recycling?
    A) Envelopes
    B) Hard plastic
    C) Coffee cans
    D) Paperback books
    E) Plastic bags

    Please Post your Answer in the Comments.
    Answer revealed tonight at 6 pm.

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    #ImagineOurFlorida #IOF #TuesdayTrivia #recycling

    A) Envelopes
    B) Hard plastic
    C) Coffee cans
    D) Paperback books
    E) Plastic bags
    Imagine Our Florida, Inc.
    Imagine Our Florida, Inc.
    ---Activity for Kids---

    Imagine Our Florida has lots of activities for kids on our website. Here is one of our favorites. Print the coloring page or let your kids download it to their digital device and get creative with this Black bear family coloring page. Checkout our other coloring pages at the link below.

    #coloringpage #kids #creativity #Bear #Blackbear #Floridablackbear #IOF #ImagineOurFlorida #Florida

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    Happy Sunday! Many people ask us - Why are alligators not a predator for manatees? Watch our video featuring SMC Manatee Specialist Wayne Hartley to learn more!