Category Archives: Nature

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 [...]

FWC certifies new state record butterfly peacock bass

Media Release October 17, 2021 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fisheries biologists [...]

North Florida Land Trust Names New Director of Conservation Acquisitions

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

Share your input on largemouth bass aquaculture for food

Media Release October 16, 2021 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants your [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers

from the County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager October 10, 2021 Please see [...]

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 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 [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Dana Hermanson October 9, 2021 Editor’s Note: Dana Hermanson and his wife Heather are [...]

Meteor Shower Tonight

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

Pat’s Wildways: Country Roads

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

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 [...]

Share your input on the future management of redfish

Media Release October 12, 2021 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants your [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

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

FWC to meet October 6-7 in St. Augustine

Media Release October 2, 2021 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Visit Darien and Harris Neck

By Pat Foster Turley September 30, 2021   Sometimes Bucko and I just want to [...]

Florida’s coral reef: Our underwater national treasure

Media Release September 26, 2021   Florida’s coral reef: Our underwater national treasure Sure, you’ve [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Cicadas and Lovebugs

By Pat Foster-Turley September 23, 2021   I’m sure most of you have heard the [...]

FWC seeks landowners to help with gopher tortoise conservation

Media Release September 23, 2021 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Carollee Addams September 18, 2021 Editor’s Note: Carollee Addams moved to Fernandina Beach from [...]

Be BearWise: Follow FWC’s bear necessities this fall

Media Release September 14, 2021   Fall is approaching and that means Florida black bears [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Leaping Lizards

Pat Foster Turley September 16, 2021 Many of you living here in Nassau County are [...]

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, [...]

FWC approves three new Florida Saltwater Fishing Records

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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! [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Gardening Trials and Tribulations

By Pat Foster-Turley August 19, 2021 Well, I keep trying to grow vegetables but long [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

              Jacksonville, FL – In October 2011, the Regional [...]

Community Volunteers Needed for Pollinator Garden

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

Pat’s Wildways: One fine morning

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

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 [...]

FBCC passes measures in support of trees

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

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 [...]

Planting Nassau’s Future with Callahan Girl Scouts

Media Release Keep Nassau Beautiful August 7, 2021 Callahan Girl Scout Troop 336 initiate donation [...]

8-foot hammerhead shark has an adventure at American Beach

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst August 8, 2021 Two Jacksonville media [...]

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and partners celebrate another successful Florida Python Challenge®

Media Release August 6, 2021 The 2021 Florida Python Challenge® yielded unprecedented results this year [...]

Wild Amelia announces winners of 2021 Photo Contest

Wild Amelia Press Release Submitted by Jay Kayne August 2, 2021 Wild Amelia is pleased [...]

Spiny lobster seasons start soon

Press Release July 31, 2021   The 2021 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day [...]

Okefenokee Protective Alliance honors favorite photographer

Okefenokee Protective Alliance July 31, 2021

Pat’s Wildways: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

By Pat Foster-Turley Ph.D. July 29, 2021 It’s a bit far for a day trip [...]

Save the Date: FWC Redfish Summit August 24 in Ocala

SAVE THE DATE: Redfish Summit 2021 Please join us for a day-long public discussion on redfish [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Natural History Museum and more in Gainesville

By Pat Foster-Turley,  Ph.D. July 22, 2021 If you are looking for a cool way [...]

Timucuan Parks Foundation and JaxParks Host July 21 Workday at Castaway Island Preserve

Media Release Jacksonville, Fla., July 19, 2021 – Timucuan Parks Foundation and JaxParks will be [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Hal & Kirsten Snyder July 17, 2021 Editor’s Note: The Snyder husband and wife [...]

Just released! FWC’s 2021-2022 manatee and sea turtle decals

Media Release July 17, 2021   The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) just [...]

TrophyCatch celebrates exceeding 100 approved Hall of Fame catches weighing 13 pounds or heavier

Media Release July 17, 2021   The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Closing a chapter

By Pat Foster-Turley Ph.D. July 15, 2021   I finally acknowledged to myself that my [...]

New $10,000 award announced for the Florida Python Challenge®

Media Release July 10, 2021 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), South Florida [...]

Atlantic red snapper season to begin; anglers can help FWC gather data

Media Release July 9, 2021   Researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission [...]

Pat’s Wildways: A visit to the Ark

By Pat Foster Turley, Ph.D. July 1, 2021 For years now I’ve been hearing about [...]

Timucuan Parks Foundation and JaxParks Host Volunteer Opportunities on July 5 and 7

The July 5 event is at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park and the July 7 event [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Best birthday ever!

By Pat Foster-Turley, Ph.D. June 24, 2021 It was that time of year again: my [...]

North Florida Land Trust has helped to expand McGirts Creek Preserve

Media Release Jacksonville, Fla., June. 24, 2021 – North Florida Land Trust has once again [...]

Pat’s Wildways: Nature at the Zoo

By Pat Foster-Turley, Ph.D. June 17, 2021   When you visit a zoo you expect [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Hal and Kirsten Snyder http://www.moonbeampublishing.org June 12, 2021 Editor’s Note: The Snyder husband and [...]

Pat’s Wildways: A Day at the Zoo

By Pat Foster-Turley, Ph.D. June 10, 2021 How many of you have been to the [...]