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Biological Diversity: Habitat Influences

What’s going on in the Woods of the Wekiva? Early May addition.

Biological Diversity: Habitat Influences

I recently hiked a stretch of the Florida Scenic Trail that traverses through the Seminole State Forest north of State Road 46 in the Wekiva Basin. Because it is such an energetic time of year – birds are singing, reptiles and amphibians are active, and plants are flowering and fruiting – the differences in each natural community I travelled through was clearly evident. Read More…

Wekiva River Bird Survey – Part of the 115th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count

The field work associated with the 115th Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) has now been completed. More than 2000 “count circles” are surveyed each year in December and January and the number of species and the number of individual birds are recorded. Such a survey has been conducted in what is known as the Wekiva River count circle for more than 25 years. The Wekiva River count circle is divided into 15 zones based on landmarks and natural boundaries such Interstate 4 and the Little Wekiva River. Read More…

Wekiva Basin Swamps

What’s going on in the Woods of the Wekiva?: Early April addition. Seasonal changes do occur in the natural systems of central Florida. Keeping track of those subtle changes can give us insight into the ecology and natural processes that influence the plants and animals in the basin. Let’s see what’s going on right now… Read More…