Relative newcomers to Florida, coyotes (Canis latrans) are members of the dog family, referred to as the American jackal, brush wolf, or prairie wolf. They are now found in every county of Florida and range throughout North America and much of Central America. They play an important role in ecosystems and food webs.
Lara MilliganFebruary 19th, 2024In this episode, we explore the two species of skunks found in Florida, the striped skunk and the eastern spotted skunk. A mammal that is so unique, it recently divided from a subfamily of the weasel to become its own family, a stinky one! There is a lot to learn about these mysterious creatures. We […]
Chris DemersFebruary 16th, 2024CONGRATULATIONS RONNIE STEPHENSON: 2024 FLORIDA LAND STEWARD OF THE YEAR! Ronnie Stephenson’s passion for wildlife and his tenacity for hands-on habitat management goes above and beyond what would be expected of one person. In addition to all of his hard work managing his two Jackson County farms, he shares his knowledge and enthusiasm for land […]
Chris DemersFebruary 13th, 2024By Nathan Bunting, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Ronnie Stephenson’s passion for wildlife and his tenacity for hands-on habitat management goes above and beyond what would be expected of one person. Ronnie grew up in the Florida Panhandle where his family owned and managed a couple historic hotels along Panama City Beach. He purchased […]