Florida Wildlife Corridor

After leaving the Everglades Headwaters, the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition team spent the rest of the first week immersed in the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve in Central Florida, a little known part of the state hiding within plain sight of Tampa’s and Orlando’s sprawling metropolitan areas. The swamp spans five counties and 560,000 acres, a majority of which is…

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Beginning January 10th, I will join fellow explorers Mallory Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie on a 70-day trek to raise visibility for a wildlife corridor from the Evergaldes Headwaters near Orlando to Gulf Islands National Seashore near Pensacola. Our work is supported by the National Geographic Society and we’ll be sharing stories here every week. The map below provides an overview…

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The Florida Wildlife Corridor team is immersed in planning the next Expedition, a January 2015 journey that will traverse the Gulf coast for 1,000 miles. And I am starting to get into the field to photograph places and stories our trek will soon encounter. One important character of the Corridor is the Florida manatee. When we hike…

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By Joe Guthrie, Biologist, Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Team Member With us the night we stalked F011 [previous blog entry] was the late biologist Dave Maehr, who’d begun the project of which we were all four a part.  Dave worked throughout Florida over his career, including after he’d taken a teaching position at the University…

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By Joe Guthrie, Biologist, Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Team Member With us the night we stalked F011 [previous blog entry] was the late biologist Dave Maehr, who’d begun the project of which we were all four a part.  Dave worked throughout Florida over his career, including after he’d taken a teaching position at the University…

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By Joe Guthrie, Biologist, Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Team Member With us the night we stalked F011 [previous blog entry] was the late biologist Dave Maehr, who’d begun the project of which we were all four a part.  Dave worked throughout Florida over his career, including after he’d taken a teaching position at the University…

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Fisheating Creek Expedition A Special Three-Part Series by Maggy Reno Hurchalla Maggy Reno Hurchalla has been immersed in Florida water and wilderness all her life. She comes from a family notorious for getting stuck in the mud and lost in the swamp, since becoming an environmental hero recognized for her leadership in restoring the Everglades…

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Fisheating Creek Expedition A Special Three-Part Series by Maggy Reno Hurchalla Maggy Reno Hurchalla has been immersed in Florida water and wilderness all her life. She comes from a family notorious for getting stuck in the mud and lost in the swamp, since becoming an environmental hero recognized for her leadership in restoring the Everglades…

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Cowbone Marsh deserves its own melodrama. It took five hours to get to open water. There is time here only for the highlights. Highlight #1: DON’T GO THERE! YOU WON’T LIKE IT. Go to the campground: http://www.fisheatingcreekoutpost.com They are lovely people who rent canoes and will shuttle you up to Burnt Bridge or Ingraham’s Crossing….

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