--------- Be Their Voice - Hunting Rules -------- FWC is asking for "Human Input" on proposed hunting changes. Noone is asking the animals for their input. Hunters make up a small percentage of Florida's population. We believe a larger percentage of Floridians embrace the concept of Respect. Connect. Coexist. This is your chance to express your opinion and speak on behalf of our beloved Florida Wildlife. Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FWC-Proposed-Rule-Changes-2018-19 ... See more
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----Bear Safety Playing Cards---- Do you like to play cards? Do you live in bear country? Maybe you host a card game at your house once in awhile. This bear safety card deck will let you enjoy your game and might teach your friends a few things about bear safety. They are a great conversation starter and offer a fun way to teach those around you how to coexist with wildlife. Your purchase also helps to support our education and outreach efforts. Thank you for your continued support. #blackbear #bearsafety #wildlife #Florida https://imagineourflorida.org/product/bear-smart-bear-playing-cards/ ... See more
A regular 52 playing card deck with jokers. Each card has a great bear fact. Great for playing cards, educating, starting conversations but most importantly having fun.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service announces that 136 state parks have reopened following Hurricane Irma. Due to weather conditions and to ensure visitor safety, 31 state parks remain closed. ... See more
Happy Fall Take a few moments to enjoy the amazing images created by Mother Earth and expertly captured by our friends Matt and Delia. Wishing you all a peaceful, beautiful and colorful autumn. www.mdhillsphotography.com https://www.facebook.com/MDHillsPhotography/ ... See more
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." -Albert Camus Happy Fall to all. 🍂
----Travel Back in Time at De Soto National Park---- De Soto National Park offers historical reinactments of Hernando De Soto's invasion and quest for wealth throughout Florida. You can take a guided Kayak tour and learn about the ecology of Florida. Annual events also include the Luminary Walks, Family night on the lawn, the De Soto Landing, and Desoween celebration. You can see many times of birds including raptors. Racoons, turtles, butterflies, snakes, and green and spiny tailed iguanas can also be found along with many other animals. Start planning your families adventures now. The best vacations are the ones where you learn something. https://www.nps.gov/deso/planyourvisit/basicinfo.htm ... See more
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service announces that 114 state parks have reopened following Hurricane Irma. Due to weather conditions and to ensure visitor safety, 53 state parks remain closed. ... See more
----Why aren't Municipal areas Securing Garbage from Florida Black Bears?---- In a study published in June of 2017 various local government officials and waste management were interveiwed to determine why these measures were not being implimented in their districts. Costs were a major obstacle but also noted was lack of support for bear proof trash cans. However, the study identified that was overstated based on measures from four counties who adopted ordinances. Residents were starting to take appropriate steps. Perhaps it's time local governments do their part. If you would like to contact your local government about getting bear proof trash cans or getting an ordinance in place check out our tips on how to advocate. https://imagineourflorida.org/advocacy/ Source: Noel, E. T., & Pienaar, E. F. (2017). Securing Garbage from Florida Black Bears: Why are the Appropriate Measures Not Implemented at the Municipal Level? Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 22(4), 347-361. doi:10.1080/10871209.2017.1334162 ... See more
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-----Artificial Reef Coming to Bay County----- This is great news for ecosystems. Many reefs have been destroyed over the years but these artificial reefs have proven to be valuable in many areas around the state. They help promote growth around the reef where communities develop. They also act as a buffer to protect land from storm waves. #coralreefs #baycounty #florida http://www.wjhg.com/content/news/Artificial-reefs-coming-to-Bay-County-442803013.html ... See more
Bay County is one step closer to bringing artificial reefs to our area.
-----A Sad Time for Sea Turtles------ Natural disasters aren't just devastating for humans. Unfortunately, sea turtle nests and hatchlings took a hit this season. http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/environment/2017/09/12/irma-batters-beaches-residents-and-baby-sea-turtles/658226001/ ... See more
TALLAHASSEE,Fla. – The Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service announces that 76 state parks have reopened following Hurricane Irma. Due to weather conditions and to ensure visitor safety, 91 state parks remain closed. ... See more
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