Dedicated Americans have saved and protected certain areas of our country for all to appreciate. As Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) declares in song, “This Land Is Your Land.”
Many of Florida’s wild creatures occupy natural habitats, but some venture among people. In recent years, these encounters have become more prevalent due to human encroachment upon pristine territories.
In the past, animal skins were processed to provide essentials such as shelter, clothing and footwear. Today, they often are produced as luxury items.
Wild creatures are inadvertently harmed when humans apply poison baits, pesticides and insecticides or discard trash inadequately. Yet, there are safe alternatives.
Spinning tales about tracking devices for wild animals, vertebrates and invertebrates are vital to the planet. To ensure their survival, various devices are placed on these creatures to obtain and analyze invaluable information on habitat, movement, migration, mortality and more.
Spinning tales about the killdeer, which is an attractive shore bird. Both male and female are similar: brown and white coloration with distinctive black bands on the breast and head. Yet, the piercing call, after which it is named, frequently confirms its identity.
Spinning tales about top sugar crops. In this country, sugar crops benefit the economy. They provide trade, labor, beneficial or enjoyable by-products, and sweet edibles.
Certain animals express themselves in dance. This behavior might be intended for mating or communicating, or it might be rhythmic release.
Historically, wild animals accessories were utilized to decorate headdresses. This practice was feasible when animals were plentiful.
Spinning tales about protecting Florida wildlife and environments. In Florida, there is concern for all wildlife whether is it a flourishing, threatened or an endangered animal or plant.
Spinning tales about the Florida Crackers, who were pioneer, backwoods settlers who arrived in our future state around 1763. This came after the Spanish interior colonialization efforts had ceased. They often were of Celtic (Scots-Irish) and British descent.
Spinning tales about the grasshopper and similar insects. Grasshoppers are commonly misidentified with other insects. Similarities in body structure, camouflage coloration, antennae for touch or smell, behavior, singing calls (often by the male) or other attributes might bewilder the observe…
The sixth annual Charlie Corbeil Conservation Awards, sponsored by the Viera Voice and Preserve Brevard, were held April 14 at the Brevard Zoo.
Spinning tales about the messengers of spring. Spring is a time of rejuvenation. Typically, this season is announced by messengers such as animals and flowers.
The sixth annual Charlie Corbeil Conservation Awards, sponsored by the Viera Voice and Preserve Brevard, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. April 14 at the Brevard Zoo.
Antlers, horns and tusks are essential animal appendages. They enable dominance, defense, courtship displays, foraging or moving objects. In the deer family (cervids) — deer, caribou (reindeer), elk, and moose — nature provides antlers (racks).
The fourth annual Charlie Corbeil Conservation Awards will celebrate the accomplishments of five impressive conservation leaders from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 13 at the Heritage Isle Clubhouse Ballroom in Viera.
The Viera Wetlands Nature Festival is sponsored by The Viera Company and Viera Community Institute to help raise funds in support of public access and environmental management programs at the Viera Wetlands.
Children and their parents can save the date to tour the Viera Wetlands Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 and gain inspiration for the Charlie Corbeil Conservation Awards youth art, photo and essay contest.