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Friends of the Wekiva – Radio Interview

Dr. Exum has been involved with issues related to conservation in the Wekiva Basin for more than 20 years. This has included leading field trips, giving presentations, and participating on the Friends of the Wekiva River Board of Directors. Along with the current president, John Pottinger, Dr. Exum was interviewed by Beth Perril about various issues in the basin and the role of the Friends in environmental advocacy, biological research and education. This interview played on several local radio stations in August 2015. In the interview, Dr. Exum and Mr. Pottinger discuss water quality and quantity, human/bear conflicts, the Wekiva Parkway and other issues related to conservation of natural resources in Central Florida.

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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…