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Summer rains and wetland hydrology

What’s going on in the Woods of the Wekiva? September, 2015 edition

Summer rains and wetland hydrology – Over the last 2 to 3 months we’ve had expected deluges from summer rains and weather patterns associated with tropical storms. One group of vertebrates that particularly “anticipates” the relatively regular rains of Florida summers are the Anurans – the taxonomic Order that includes frogs and toads. I’m fond of spending early evenings near marshes and swamps listening to the calls of various species of frogs and toads.

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A Bear-Wise Policy for Wingfield Reserve

The number of bears that reside in central Florida has likely increased dramatically over the last 15 years. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently commissioned a study to determine the population of bears across the state. They found that the central Florida population has increased to more than 1,200 bears, an increase of nearly 30 percent since 2002. In that same timeframe, the number of bears killed on roadways and the number of calls from homeowners about nuisance bears have increased precipitously.

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