Category Archives: Nature

Pat’s Wildways: Hurricane Season

By Pat Foster-Turley October 7, 2022 Just as regular as clockwork, my orange hurricane lilies [...]

Wild Amelia Presentation on Cumberland Island

Wild Amelia Presentation on Cumberland Island Learn about the conservation efforts of Wild Cumberland on [...]

CLAM Informational Meeting

The Conservation Land Acquisition and Management (CLAM) Program Amelia Tree Conservancy, the Comp Plan/LDC Working [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Darien, Georgia Revisited

By Pat Foster-Turley September 30, 2022 Lots of my readers probably get the Harris Teeter [...]

Pat’s Wildways: For the Love of Cats

By Pat Foster-Turley September 23, 2022 I have always been a cat person. Throughout junior [...]

Take Note of a Very Important Referendum on the November Ballot

By Mike Phillips Nassau County has a reputation for disliking bond issues, but it also [...]

Pat’s Wildways: The Deer Whisperer at Fort Clinch

By Pat Foster-Turley September 16, 2022 Bucko and I often see deer when we make [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Watch Out for Tortoises

By Pat Foster-Turley September 9, 2022 Many people who live here on Amelia Island are [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Psychic Capital of the World, Part Two

By Pat Foster-Turley September 1, 2022   The morning after the séance and piano bar [...]

Dr. Taylor Clem to Speak at The Bartram Garden Club Open House

The Bartram Garden Club, Inc. Submitted by Linda Broadrick Secretary and Publicity Chairman August 23, [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Souvenirs from Belize

By Pat Foster-Turley August 18, 2022 These days, I’ve traveled to many places and brought [...]

Pat’s Wildways: The Greenway in Summer

  By Pat-Foster Turley It took some news about ants crawling all over places on [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

July 23, 2022 For those of you who have not had the opportunity to walk [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Getting Antsy

By Pat Foster-Turley July 21, 2022 Thanks to Bill Birdsong, with his eyes and camera [...]

FWC approves new guidelines for imperiled beach-nesting birds

FWC Press Release July 14, 2022   At its July meeting, the Florida Fish and [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Always Learning

By Pat Foster-Turley, Ph.D. July 14, 2022 Pat’s Wildways: Always Learning Whenever I travel internationally, [...]

Two Burmese pythons, clutch of eggs and hatchlings found and removed from Big Cypress National Preserve

FWC Press Release July 18, 2022   Shortly before midnight on July 11, Florida Fish [...]

FWC approves changes for redfish in state waters following final rule hearing

At its July meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved new management [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Stephan R. Leimberg July 9, 2022 “Marsh Madness” Photo courtesy of Stephan R. [...]

Blueline tilefish recreational season closes July 26 in Atlantic state waters

July 9, 2022 Blueline tilefish closes for recreational harvest in Atlantic state waters (including all [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Small World

By Pat Foster-Turley July 7, 2022 Southeast Asia is getting to feel too far away [...]

“Last of the Right Whales” to be shown July 16

PRESS RELEASE By Richard Timm July 7, 2022   Amelia Island’s premier of the documentary [...]

FWC to meet July 13 and 14 in Jacksonville

July 2, 2022 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet in person [...]

Be a hero for beach-nesting birds this holiday weekend

This Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds beachgoers how to help protect vulnerable [...]

FWC reveals TrophyCatch pink tag hint maps

As TrophyCatch heads into the last months of Season 10 and the 10-Tag Celebration, eight [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Backyard Barnyard

By Pat Foster-Turley June 30, 2022 During our early years in our home bordering a [...]

Nassau County proclaims July 1-7 “Clean Beaches Week”

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager June 30, 2022   6/30/22 [...]

North Florida Land Trust is applying for renewal of its accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission

The public comment period is open through Sept. 3, 2022 Jacksonville, Fla., June 22, 2022 [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Buddy Price Buddy Price Photography June 25, 2022 Editor’s Note: Buddy Price is from [...]

When releasing reef fish, using the right tool with the right technique makes a difference

FWC Press Release June 23, 2022 If you’re fishing for reef fish this season, be [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Retirement Home for Horses

By Pat Foster-Turley June 23, 2022 Like many girls, I grew up enamored with horses. [...]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces 2022 Florida Python Challenge®

FWC Press Release June 17, 2022   MIAMI —  Governor Ron DeSantis announced that registration [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Photographs by Hal and Kirsten Snyder Information from Bill George June 18, 2022 The Snyder [...]

Recreational red snapper season starts June 17 in Gulf state and federal waters off Florida

FWC Press Release June 18, 2022 The recreational red snapper season will start June 17 [...]

Imperiled beach-nesting bird success leans on work of State Parks volunteers

By Wes Wolfe June 17, 2022 Birds aren’t waiting for new policy implementation before [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Amelia River Cruising

By Pat Foster-Turley June 13, 2022 It’s good to be back again writing my columns [...]

Help nesting sea turtles by respecting their nests

FWC Press Release June 15, 2022 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds [...]

State Legislature approves funding for the Amelia Island Trail

Nassau County Press Release   Nassau County, Florida, June 15, 2022 – Nassau County, in [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Dan Kossman June 10, 2022     Editor’s Note:  The Amelia Island Bird Club [...]

North Florida Land Trust has facilitated the potential expansion of the Egans Creek Greenway

NFLT press Release May 26, 2022 The City of Fernandina Beach has approved the NFLT [...]

Governor Ron DeSantis continues support for conservation, FWC and Florida’s law enforcement officers

Press Release June 5, 2022 Thursday, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Freedom [...]

Loggerhead Turtles love Amelia Island

Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch June 1, 2022 The Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch is [...]

Florida Friendly Angler course is now live!

FWC Press Release May 28, 2022   The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), [...]

FWC announces 2022 Lionfish Challenge

FWC Press Release May 21, 2022 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is [...]

FWC seeks public input on shorebird conservation

May 18, 2022 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking input on [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By David Roberts May 14, 2022 Editor’s Note: David Lee Roberts grew up in Fernandina [...]

FWC announces winners of Florida State Fish Art Contest

May 10, 2022 (Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.) For [...]

FWC announces rule changes for redfish, cobia and blueline tilefish

Press Releases May 8, 2022   FWC approves proposed redfish rule changes for state waters  [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . . A look back

By Bill Birdsong May 6, 2022 First Posted June 30, 2018 Editor’s Note: The Fernandina [...]

FWC approves changes to statewide alligator hunt

Press Release May 7, 2022 Plus, May is the start of the application process for [...]

Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Interest Event

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager May 7, 2022 The Florida [...]

St. Marys River Management Committee Seeking Volunteer

from The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager May 6, 2022 The St. [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Southern Forest World

By Pat-Foster Turley, Ph.D. May 5, 2022 Looks like this is my last new column [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Happening at the inlet – A look back

  By Pat Foster-Turley May 2022 First posted June 2021 Editor’s Note: We asked Pat [...]

Wild Nites returns to Peck Center on May 10

Wild Amelia Press Release Submitted by Jay Kayne May 3, 2022 Wild Amelia is pleased [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Mark Gearis April 30, 2022   Editor’s Note:  For today’s  Amelia Island revealed, we [...]

North Florida Land Trust, the U.S. Navy and the City of Jacksonville to work together for conservation

Press Release April 30, 2022   The Jacksonville City Council approved an agreement to work [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Heirloom pecans disappearing

By Pat Foster-Turley, Ph.D. April 28, 2022 It seems like just yesterday I was roaming [...]

FWC thanks building owners for hosting nesting shorebirds

Press Release April 27, 2022 With shorebird and seabird nesting season underway, the Florida Fish [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Leaping Lizards

By Pat-Foster-Turley Ph.D. April 21. 2022 It doesn’t take long for new north Florida residents [...]

North Florida Land Trust and Community Groups Team Up for Little NaNa Dune Restoration Project

Press Release April 19, 2022   Jacksonville, Fla., April 19, 2022 – North Florida Land [...]

Good pond, bad pond

By Pat Foster-Turley April 14, 2022 It’s been a few weeks since I’ve given you [...]

Hopes high for Amelia Island sea turtle nesting success

By Wes Wolfe April 13, 2022   Officials are trying to get the word [...]

Brown Bag lunch features City Arborist David Neville on Fernandina Tree protection efforts

Media Release April 12, 2022 Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Wednesday, May 4, at 12pm In [...]

North Florida Land Trust has received a significant grant for its land management department

NFLT Press Release April 8, 2022 The anonymous grantor has provided $305,000 for the purchase [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Susan Jordan April 9, 2022   Editor’s Note: Susan Jordan and her husband made [...]

Celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day with a tortoise friendly yard

Press Release April 9, 2022 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites you [...]

FWC reveals all 10 locations where prized bass are swimming

FWC Press Release, April 9, 2022 The cat is out of the bag – rather, [...]

April Wild Nite: The amazing horseshoe crab – April 12

Wild Amelia Submitted by Jay Kayne Contact Jay Kayne [email protected] April 8, 2022   Every [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Hal and Kirsten Snyder April 2, 2022 Editor’s Note:  First posted in July of [...]

North Florida Land Trust Celebrated Success at its Annual Meeting at Congaree and Penn

North Florida Land Trust Press Release March 31, 2022 Jacksonville, Fla., March 30, 2022 – [...]

Spring BearWise tips to reduce conflicts with bears

Press Release April 2,2022   With spring bringing warmer weather, the Florida Fish and Wildlife [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Wisteria!

By Pat Foster-Turley March 31, 2022 With the changing of the seasons, I change the [...]

Let’s go fishing! Freshwater license-free weekend is April 2-3

Press Release March 29, 2022     The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) [...]