Florida In Focus

We hope these video blogs help inform you on Florida’s unique plants and animals and how your donations protect the land, water and wildlife that make Florida an exceptional place to live. Together we will protect wild places forever.

Tatum Sawgrass Marsh Shore Birds

Biologist and land steward, Lee Amos, is back in Florida this week where he took a trip to the beautiful Tatum Sawgrass Marsh. Check out the video below for a quick look at some of the local wildlife benefiting from the dry weather we've been having lately!

Special Edition - Fallingwater

You may have noticed that there wasn't a 'Florida in Focus' video last week. That's because land steward and biologist, Lee Amos, was visiting Pittsburgh, PA for the Land Trust Alliance annual convention! He didn't forget about us though... check out this week's special edition from Lee's trip where we get a quick glimpse at Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater!

Creating a Ditch Block

Remember a few weeks ago when land steward and biologist, Lee Amos, taught us about hydroblasting? In this week's 'Florida in Focus,' Lee shows us how the process is used to help restore native wetland habitat by creating ditch blocks. Check it out!

Tatum Sawgrass Marsh

Check out this week's 'Florida in Focus' for a quick look at the Tatum Sawgrass Marsh with Conservation Foundation land steward and biologist, Lee Amos.

Exotic Apple Snail

For this week's 'Florida in Focus', biologist and land steward Lee Amos visited the wild and scenic Myakka River where he spotted the exotic apple snail. Check out the video to learn how you can do your part to help curb the spread of this non-native species!

Firebush

Are hummingbirds and butterflies something you wish your yard had more of? If so, environmental programs coordinator, Sabrina Cummings, has the perfect plant for the job! Learn everything you need to know about firebush in this week's installment of 'Florida in Focus'!

Imperial Moth Caterpillar

This week's 'Florida in Focus' features an extra special creepy crawler! Perhaps you've seen one inching around your yard? Check out this video to learn more about the Imperial Moth Caterpillar from land steward and biologist, Lee Amos.

Salt Pans

Chances are you've never heard of a salt pan. Good thing biologist and land steward, Lee Amos, is here to tell you all about these rare habitats in this week's installment of Florida in Focus!

Wire Grass

In this week's installment of 'Florida in Focus,' Conservation Foundation land steward and biologist, Lee Amos, is back on Pine Island where we are working to restore a cattle pasture back to native grassland. Check out the video to learn how this works and the role plants such as wire grass play in the restoration process.

Hydroblasting

Have you ever heard of hydroblasting? In this week's installment of 'Florida in Focus,' biologist and land steward, Lee Amos, explains what it is and how it's used in land restoration.

Butterfly Weed

Looking for a way to help monarch butterflies thrive? Biologist and land steward, Lee Amos, has the perfect plant for the job in this week's installment of 'Florida in Focus'.

Sea Turtles

It's sea turtle hatching season and Conservation Foundation land steward and biologist, Lee Amos, has a few helpful tips to make sure our hatchling friends make it safely to the water and NOT into streets and parking lots. Watch until the end for a quick look at a sea turtle nest post-hatching!

Wild Cucumber

This week land steward and biologist, Lee Amos, took a trip to Manasota Scrub Preserve where he enjoyed a quick and unusual snack! Learn all about the wild cucumber in our newest installment of 'Florida in Focus'.

Gopher Tortoise

Did you know that more than 350 types of animals use a gopher tortoise burrow as their home too? Not all at the same time of course! Learn more about this protected species from land steward and biologist, Lee Amos, in this week's installment of 'Florida in Focus'.

Black Racer

SNAKE! How many times have you been outside and seen a long black snake slither across your path? In this week's installment of 'Florida in Focus', biologist and land steward, Lee Amos, tells us not to be afraid of this common sight

Florida Butterfly Orchid

How often do you notice flowers growing on trees in Florida? CFGC's land steward and biologist, Lee Amos, introduces us to the Florida Butterfly Orchid in this week's "Florida in Focus."

Invasive Air Potato

Have you ever wondered what those vines popping up all over your yard are? In this week's installment of 'Florida in Focus', environmental programs coordinator, Sabrina Cummings, explains just what they are and why we don't like them!

Beautiful Pawpaw

Conservation Foundation has been working with Bok Tower Gardens to study a rare and endangered plant, the Beautiful Pawpaw (Asimina pulchella). Learn more in the first video of our new series 'Florida in Focus' featuring CFGC land steward and biologist, Lee Amos, and naturalist, Mike Ball!

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