Reporting Gopher Tortoises and Fox Squirrels

Reporting Gopher Tortoises and Fox Squirrels

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perguntas e respostas sobre namoro Ngudu You can start with the gopher tortoise. Most Floridians are familiar with these terrestrial turtles. They are found in habitats such as sandhill, pine flatwoods, scrub, scrubby flatwoods, dry prairies, xeric hammock, pine-mixed hardwoods, and coastal dunes. Keystone species, their deep burrows are home to a variety of other unique Floridian animals. And they are protected.

Tarsus doxycycline vs azithromycin What FWC wants is for you to download an app and record your gopher sightings:

free online poker no download no registration Jodhpur “The FWC needs your help documenting where gopher tortoises live. You can help by downloading and using the ‘Florida Gopher Tortoise’ smartphone application (app). With this app, you can record the location of gopher tortoises you may see in your yard, neighborhood, or crossing the road. This information will help FWC biologists better understand where populations of gopher tortoises live. The app also contains gopher tortoise information and a fun quiz to test your knowledge, learn more about this protected native Florida species, and help protect and conserve gopher tortoises.

nerve medicine gabapentin stringently With your help, FWC will be able to better document where gopher tortoises are living within our Florida communities, and how we can work together to protect them.

The free app is available for both Android and iOS smartphones.

All photos submitted to FWC of gopher tortoises are posted to an interactive map. The map allows web visitors to zoom in and see where gopher tortoises occur in your neighborhood or community. The app user also has the option to provide observation notes when submitting a photo.”

Not sure how many thrilling pics a person or organization needs to collect of gopher tortoises. One should about do it, kind of like with a manatee or oak tree. But what do I know?

Then there’s the fox squirrel, a far more charming animal than said tortoise. Fox squirrel hunting is illegal in Florida and has been since I was a kid – four subspecies live in Florida; two are protected, so they all live. They come in a variety of colors and would be a much better pet than any rabbit, guinea pig, cat, or other smelly rodent you can think of. Fox squirrels can be found throughout Florida in open woods, pine and cypress stands, and mangrove swamps.

The last time FWC conducted any kind of distribution survey was in 1997, so they’re asking for help:

“The fox squirrel, named for its fox-like tail, is a charismatic mammal approximately twice the size of the common gray squirrel. The coloration of the fox squirrel is highly variable, ranging from a creamy tan to all black. In Florida, the fox squirrel can be found in almost every county, but the distribution is patchy and not well understood. For more information about fox squirrels in Florida, click here: FWC Fox Squirrel

The purpose of this survey is to understand the current distribution of fox squirrel in Florida on a landscape level. The last distribution survey was completed in 1997 and much has changed in Florida since that time. Information provided by this survey will be used to create a statewide fox squirrel distribution map. This survey is part of a research project through the University of Florida. If you have any questions or are willing to share your fox squirrel photos, email Elina Garrison at

To submit a fox squirrel sighting:

Use the Google map application below to position your recent sighting location as well as the date of the sighting.

Please be as specific as possible when selecting the location by zooming in as far as possible to select your location.

Indicate if you are a professional (biologist, natural resource professional, forester, professor, etc) or general public category to provide further information concerning benefits of citizen based science.

Your name, organization and email address are optional.”

For more information on this, please click here.

Just give it a think, folks, while you’re out in the woods. You have the info; just share it!