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We are back on Pine Island with Florida in Focus! Conservation Foundation’s biologist and land steward, Lee Amos, is back on Pine Island to share another example of how prescribed fires help restore the land. Check it out to learn about keeping saw palmettos in check.
In this week's 'Florida in Focus', biologist and land steward, Lee Amos, is back on Pine Island to share another reason prescribed fires are a beneficial tool in land restoration. Check it out to learn how prescribed fires not only benefit local wildlife, but also help them thrive!
It is HOT outside and in this week’s ‘Florida in Focus’, land steward and biologist, Lee Amos, is turning up the heat even more with an introduction to prescribed fire! This video is a little longer than most of our episodes but that’s because it is packed with info about different types of controlled burns. Check it out and stay tuned for more videos on the topic further exploring how these prescriptions are a great tool in land management!
It was a windy day but Conservation Foundation biologist and land steward, Lee Amos, has a fantastic update on our field restoration work out on Pine Island! Check out this week's 'Florida in Focus' to see the great progress being made to restore this area back to native habitat for all the wildlife who call it home!
In this week's 'Florida in Focus' video, biologist and land steward, Lee Amos, shares an update on the progress of longleaf pine previously planted by Conservation Foundation staff and volunteers at Pine Island Preserve. Check it out to learn about the early stages of this tree and how they protect themselves from fires during this phase!
In this week's 'Florida in Focus' video, land steward and biologist Lee Amos is joined by Greg Vine of Venice Area Beautification, Inc. Together they give a behind the scenes look at the planting of slash pines as part of the Venice Urban Forest. Conservation Foundation is excited to be part of this multi-year project that promises to be a beautiful thing for the city of Venice!
In last week's 'Florida in Focus' video, biologist and land steward, Lee Amos, showed you how we harvest longleaf pine cones in an effort to restore the longleaf pine population on pine island. This week, Lee is joined by Conservation Foundation park manager, Ariel Sasloe, to show you how the pine cones are dried to harvest the seeds for sowing. Check it out!
Land steward and biologist, Lee Amos, was recently joined by Ed Chapin of the Calusa Land Trust out on Pine Island. Together they harvested longleaf pine cones in an effort to restore the longleaf pine population on the island. Learn more in this week's installment of 'Florida in Focus' and be sure to let us know what you think!
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!
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.
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!
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!