Florida Wildlife Corridor@fl_wildcorridor

Our mission is to champion the public and partner support needed to permanently connect, protect and restore the Florida Wildlife Corridor.

video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/150306-florida-manatee-springs-vin

951 posts 29,856 followers 68 following

Florida Wildlife Corridor

#Repost @natgeo
・・・Photo by @CarltonWard | With Hurricane Michael churning through the Gulf of Mexico towards the Florida panhandle, my thoughts are with people along the coast as they prepare for impact. It is a drill I know well. But in the town of Apalachicola, where 80 percent of households depend upon Gulf fisheries for their livelihoods, people are especially vulnerable. In this photo, third generation Apalachicola oysterman tongs for oysters in St Vincent Sound where one million acres of contiguous protected land extend north from the coast, providing crucial habitat for the Florida Wildlife Corridor while helping ensure the health of the estuary downstream. Oysters filter the bay to clean the water. In that way, Kendall and oyster men and women like him are protecting the Gulf for all of us, especially as they plant new oyster beds that also help buffer the coast against storms. I trust Kendall will weather this hurricane as he and his family have done for more than a century. Maybe there will be a silver lining and the storm will dissipate the red tide that his been plaguing the Gulf this summer, arguably exacerbated by pollution from millions of coastal residence who don't live in balance with the ecosystem the way Kendall does. But the Gulf is resilient and balance and sustainability are possible if we all pay attention and do our part. #GulfofMexico #FloridaWild @FL_WildCorridor @Nature_org #KeepFLWild @SeaLegacy #TurntheTide @natgeoimagecollection


5

Florida Wildlife Corridor

📷 by @paulmarcellini Sending our thoughts and prayers to our friends in north Florida. Please stay safe! #Repost @paulmarcellini
・・・St Joe Peninsula is one of my fav places in Florida. Wondering what it will look like tomorrow. Best wishes to all of you in the Panhandle! Being in Miami, I’ve been through a few of these!


6

Florida Wildlife Corridor

Take a beat this #tagustuesday and check out this keystone species of the #floridawildlifecorridor! #Repost @genesispythons
・・・Gopher Tortoise from the central Florida sandhills. It was nice to see three different individuals out and about yesterday in this area. Gopher Tortoises are a keystone species with many other species depending on their burrows for survival.
____________________
#herping #florida #turtle #turtlesofinstagram #nikonwildlife #floridaexplored #floridaphotographer #wildflorida #turtles


7

Florida Wildlife Corridor

Check out this Florida panther captured on a trail camera in the swamps of Fakahatchee! #Repost @naturally_florida
・・・A male Florida panther making his way through the swamps of south Florida looking for prey. @floridafwc @fwc #floridapanther #rare #floridaswamp #florida


83

Florida Wildlife Corridor

#Repost @macstonephoto
・・・I don’t know how many field days I’ve spent in the Everglades, but too many to count. In that time, I’ve never seen a panther in the wild, that is until Tuesday at @corkscrewswamp. Taking a curve on a backcountry road I came upon it and slammed on the brakes. When I reached for my camera on the ATV it bounded into the woods, so I have no images, just the heart-pounding memory of being twenty feet from a big wild cat. It was particularly special because I recognized the panther from my camera traps, he’s a big male we call Larry. It’s been a real privilege to watch him on my traps this season but it felt like a gift from the swamp gods to see him in person. Be well, Larry, I’ll see you again soon!
#everglades #florida #swamp #swamplife #oldgrowth #oldgrowthforest


20

Florida Wildlife Corridor

📷 by @native_waters_kayak_adventures The mighty cypress looking especially wild! #wildFl #floridawildlifecorridor #Repost @native_waters_kayak_adventures・・・So I think I may have a new favorite subject to shoot... And there are plenty of willing subjects to choose from at this location! Look for many more Cypress photos coming soon!


29

Florida Wildlife Corridor

#Repost @natgeo
・・・Photo by @CarltonWard | I love hearing the distinctive call of the barred owl reverberate through Florida forests, reminding me of the wildness and mystery hidden among the trees. I am especially grateful when one of these stealthy hunters reveals itself on a low branch in plain view, as happened here in 2012 as I hiked through Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge during the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition -- a 100-day, 1000-mile trek (with support from @insidenatgeo) to raise visibility for the 17-million acre #FloridaWildlifeCorridor and the vision to keep it connected. My current #PathofthePanther project with @Natgeo focuses on the Corridor through the character of the endangered Florida panther. Through the panther's northward recovery out of the southern Everglades, it is showing us what we need to do to keep the Everglades connected to the rest of America and save wild Florida, for species like this owl, and ourselves. Please join me @CarltonWard to help #KeepFLWild. #FloridaWild @FL_WildCorridor @USFWS @ILCP_photographers @natgeocreative


5

Florida Wildlife Corridor

📷 by @jasmine.explores #wildlifewednesday #wildFL #loveFL #Repost @jasmine.explores
・・・Starting off this #WildlifeWednesday right with the latest adventure of finding newborn baby alligators 🐊


5

Florida Wildlife Corridor

We appreciate the smaller details in wild Florida too! Can anyone identify this modeling spider? #tagustuesday #wildFL #Repost @cassidyannephoto
・・・As a photographer one of the things I’m most appreciative of is the power of zoom. It allowed me to capture this photo which makes it look like I’m pretty close to the spider. This thing was probably the size of my hand. He didn’t move when I went to take the photos either, thankfully cause I knew I would have freaked out! I’m not sure what type of spider this is but if you know, please drop it in the comments! #wildlife #sebring #highlandshammock #photography


48

Florida Wildlife Corridor

Monday blues > > Carlton Ward paddles Crawford Creek in the morning fog during the 2015 #Glades2Gulf Expedition. #floridawildlifecorridor #ExploretheCorridor #KeepFLwild @carltonward
Photo by @mallorydimmitt


5

Florida Wildlife Corridor

📷 by @mountain_nerd “Home to numerous endangered species, the 54,000-acre park is a stage for some of nature’s most furious productions, from flood to fire to rebirth. The sheer size of Kissimmee allows adventurers room to roam with over 100 miles of trails that invite exploration. Once the sun sets, the skies reveal a canopy of glittering stars that will always leave visitors eager for an encore.” @fl.stateparks #floridawildlifecorridor
@#Repost @mountain_nerd
・・・When you feel there is nothing to be grateful for, go outside, breath and watch the sunset.


10

Florida Wildlife Corridor

This #tagustuesday takes us down to the Everglades—into the largest remaining pine rockland ecosystem. Awesome shot, @vagrantyouth! #floridawildlifecorridor #Repost @vagrantyouth
・・・Can’t get enough of the Pine Rocklands! Especially being in the largest remaining parcel of the ecosystem. What a beautiful place, with many endemic species a place unique to our South Florida.


15