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Protect your boat and crew this right whale calving season

Media Release December 4, 2021   If you plan to boat or fish in the Atlantic…

Pat’s Wildways: Atlantic Seafood Birds

By Pat Foster-Turley December 2, 2021 Caption: Black vultures pair-bond for life and are intelligent social…

Amelia Island Bird Club schedules field trip to Huguenot Memorial Park – Dec 4

Amelia Island Bird Club By Bill George [email protected] November 30, 2021 The Amelia Island Bird Club…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Pat Foster-Turley November 27, 2021 Editor’s Note: Many of you know Pat Foster-Turley through her…

New regulations for spot and Atlantic croaker on Atlantic coast effective Dec. 1

Media Release November 27, 2021 New regulations for spot and Atlantic croaker in state waters from…

Pat’s Wildways: Fall sights

By Pat Foster-Turley, Ph.D. November 25, 2021 Autumn is a beautiful time here on Amelia Island.…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Bill Birdsong November 20, 2021

Pat’s Wildways: That time of year again

By Pat Foster-Turley, Ph.D. November 18, 2021   It’s that time of year again, the time…

For Hunters, November = Opportunity!

Media Release November 13, 2021 November is National Gratitude Month and for hunters, there’s a lot…

North Florida Land Trust Has Officially Saved Little NaNa Dune

Media Release November 12, 2021 “‘This really was a team effort to save this important piece…

Pat’s Wildways: Gone but not forgotten

By Pat Foster-Turley Ph.D. November 11, 2021   Recently I’ve been browsing and rereading some of…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By William Birdsong November 5, 2021 Editor’s Note: William Birdsong was born in Jacksonville, Florida and…

Manatees are in motion: it’s Manatee Awareness month

Media Release November 6, 2021   November is Manatee Awareness Month and the Florida Fish and…

FWC to host Florida State Fish Art Contest

Media Release November 6, 2021     The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in…

Bird sightings – “serendipitous circumstances”

By Patrick Leary October 2021   Serendipitous circumstances.  Three weeks ago the region was blanketed in…

Pat’s Wildways: Lost in Bigfoot Country

By Pat Foster-Turley Ph.D. November 4, 2021 I recently took a road trip to see the…

City of Fernandina Beach proclaims November 2021 “Right Whale Month”

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst November 3, 2021 Right Whale Festival organizers…

Pat’s Wildways: Georgia fall crops

By Pat Foster-Turley, Ph.D. October 28, 2021 Fuju Persimmons are grown in more than 60 orchards…

Catch a Florida Memory celebrates 5-year “catch-iversary” with program milestone

Media Release October 26, 2021     The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Saltwater…

Florida’s Gulf recreational red snapper quota met, no fall season

Media Release October 24, 2021   The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announces Florida’s…

Pat’s Wildways: Heritage River Road in Autumn

By Pat Foster-Turley, Ph.D. October 21, 2021 It’s no secret that a favorite place that Bucko…

North Florida Land Trust to receive an anonymous donation to Save Little NaNa Dune

October 18, 2021 MEDIA RELEASE North Florida Land Trust The donor has committed $500,000 to help…

FWC certifies new state record butterfly peacock bass

Media Release October 17, 2021 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fisheries biologists certified…

North Florida Land Trust Names New Director of Conservation Acquisitions

Media Release October 16, 2021 Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 14, 2021 – North Florida Land Trust has…

Share your input on largemouth bass aquaculture for food

Media Release October 16, 2021 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants your input…

What is the official Florida state butterfly?

By Susan Hardee Steger October 15, 2021

Pat’s Wildways: Happenings at the Inlet

By Pat Foster-Turley, Ph.D. October 14, 2021 Living in Fernandina Beach there are always unexpected happenings…

FWC approves a draft proposal for limited, highly regulated harvest of goliath grouper

Media Release October 13, 2021 At its October meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission…

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers

from the County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager October 10, 2021 Please see the…

Advice for introducing new hunters – from a new hunter!

Media Release October 11, 2021 Plus, learn how you can be a part of the FWC’s…

FWC approves new regulations for spot and Atlantic croaker on Atlantic coast

Media Release October 10, 2021 At its October meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Dana Hermanson October 9, 2021 Editor’s Note: Dana Hermanson and his wife Heather are part…

Meteor Shower Tonight

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager 10/8/21 @ 9:15 a.m. – Nassau…

Pat’s Wildways: Country Roads

By Pat Foster-Turley, Ph.D. October 7, 2021 I often write about short road trips emanating from…

Flagler College Receives a $600,000 Grant for Their Guana Peninsula Project

Flagler College/FPAN Press release October  4, 2021   The NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS)…

Share your input on the future management of redfish

Media Release October 12, 2021 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants your input…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Priscilla Footlik October 2, 2021 Editor’s Note:  Priscilla came to Amelia Island in 2007.…

FWC to meet October 6-7 in St. Augustine

Media Release October 2, 2021 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet in…

Pat’s Wildways: Visit Darien and Harris Neck

By Pat Foster Turley September 30, 2021   Sometimes Bucko and I just want to go…

Florida’s coral reef: Our underwater national treasure

Media Release September 26, 2021   Florida’s coral reef: Our underwater national treasure Sure, you’ve heard…

Pat’s Wildways: Cicadas and Lovebugs

By Pat Foster-Turley September 23, 2021   I’m sure most of you have heard the loud…

FWC seeks landowners to help with gopher tortoise conservation

Media Release September 23, 2021 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking landowners…

Friends of Talbot Island State Parks host the Talbot Tidewater Celebration Sep 25

MEDIA RELEASE The free event will take place on National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept.…

North Florida Land Trust has acquired the funding to Save the Small Islands

Media Release September 21, 2021   The River Branch Foundation has donated the remaining money needed…

FWC seeks public input on beach-nesting birds draft guidelines

Media Release September 16, 2021 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking public…

Sept. 24: last day to harvest bay scallops this year

Media Release September 20, 2021 The last day to recreationally harvest bay scallops in Gulf County…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Carollee Addams September 18, 2021 Editor’s Note: Carollee Addams moved to Fernandina Beach from Naples,…

Be BearWise: Follow FWC’s bear necessities this fall

Media Release September 14, 2021   Fall is approaching and that means Florida black bears are…

Pat’s Wildways: Leaping Lizards

Pat Foster Turley September 16, 2021 Many of you living here in Nassau County are very…

Timucuan Parks Foundation asks Volunteers to join them for the 2021 Florida Coastal Cleanup

Media Release September 13, 2021 Timucuan Parks Foundation will be leading two cleanups on Saturday, Sept.…

FWC approves three new Florida Saltwater Fishing Records

Media Release September 11, 2021 Whiting (Gulf kingfish) Captain Sidney Little caught the latest Gulf kingfish…

Pat’s Wildways: Free-ranging chickens of the Keys

By Pat Foster-Turley September 9, 2021 I’m sure many of you have heard about the chicken…

Deer hunters: Find answers to your FAQs

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission For immediate release: Sept. 4, 2021 Media contact: [email protected]  …

Labor Day last day to harvest bay scallops from the Fenholloway to the Suwannee rivers

Media Release September 3, 2021 The last day to recreationally harvest bay scallops from the Fenholloway…

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Brent Collins August 27, 2021 Editor’s Note: Brent Collins is originally from Pennsylvania. When his…

Pat’s Wildways: The Reef is Dead

Pat Foster-Turley, Ph.D. September 2, 2021 It’s been ages since I’ve snorkeled on a coral reef,…

Amelia Island Bird Club schedules upcoming field trips for 2021-2022

Amelia Island Bird Club Press Release Submitted by Bill George [email protected] August 2021 The following field…

Blueline tilefish recreational season closes Sept. 1 in Atlantic state waters

Media Release August 26, 2021   Blueline tilefish closes for recreational harvest in Atlantic state waters…

City of Fernandina Beach Parks & Recs offers “Eco Tours by Amelia Naturally!”

City of Fernandina Beach August 2021 Still chances to experience Eco tours by Amelia Naturally! $20/adults,…

FWC temporarily prohibits take of freshwater softshell turtles and yellow-bellied sliders

Media Release August 26, 2021   FWC temporarily prohibits take of freshwater softshell turtles and yellow-bellied…

Pat’s Wildways: “Nature Watching From the Porch”

By Pat Foster Turley, Ph.D. August 26, 2021 Pat’s Wildways:  Nature Watching from the Porch It…

Apply now for FWC’s 2021-2022 High School Fishing Program curriculum and grant funding

Media Release August 24, 2021   The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) 2021-2022 High…

Wild Amelia Annual Meeting scheduled for August 24 moved to Zoom

Wild Amelia Press Release Submitted by Jay Kayne [email protected] August 21, 2021 Due to continuing concern…

FWC seeking feedback on proposed changes to diamondback terrapin rules

Media Release August 19, 2021 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking input…

Pat’s Wildways: Gardening Trials and Tribulations

By Pat Foster-Turley August 19, 2021 Well, I keep trying to grow vegetables but long ago…

Nassau County BOCC Approves New Tree Ordinance for Unincorporated Amelia Island

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager August 18, 2021 At the August…

FWC video outlines new rules to keep chronic wasting disease from spreading into Florida

Media Release August 12, 2021 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has introduced a…

Scientists in Florida and Georgia Share Water Quality Data on the St. Marys River

              Jacksonville, FL – In October 2011, the Regional Community…

Community Volunteers Needed for Pollinator Garden

Media Release Lynda Bell Keep Nassau Beautiful (904) 261-0165 [email protected] August 12, 2021 ​ 300 flowering…

Pat’s Wildways: One fine morning

By Pat Foster-Turley, Ph.D. August 12, 2021 My recent day started with a routine medical appointment,…

Timucuan Parks Foundation Presents Author and Columnist Mark Woods at its Exhibition at the Beaches Museum

Press Release August 11, 2021 Timucuan Parks Foundation and the Beaches Museum will host Author and…

FBCC passes measures in support of trees

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 7, 2021 The Fernandina Beach City…

Wondering about the impact of antler point regulations in Florida? Find out now!

For immediate release: Aug. 2, 2021 Media contact: [email protected]    An analysis of check station data…

Planting Nassau’s Future with Callahan Girl Scouts

Media Release Keep Nassau Beautiful August 7, 2021 Callahan Girl Scout Troop 336 initiate donation of…