Join us on an adventure across the Apalachicola Lowlands, home to an incredible diversity of carnivorous plants and other wildflowers. he shoot, technically, was over. Fellow WFSU Ecology Blogger Dani Davis and I had come for frosted flatwoods salamander larvae...
Doing the right thing! We hear a lot about “helping businesses” and “creating jobs”, but do you know what I don’t hear very often?  Ready, here it is: “doing...
The Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission and its partners work to protect the frosted flatwoods salamander, a fire dependent animal in serious decline. Once common in wetlands throughout the American southeast, it has been reduced to a handful of viable...
After 30 years, local biologist Bruce Means' has completed his final adventure in the tepuis (table-top mountains) of the Guyana Shield. Home to rare and endemic frogs, lizards, and snakes, Means has found several species new to...
Originally Posted May 28, 2020 Early in the Pandemic, WFSU Ecology Producer Rob Diaz de Villegas and his family hiked the Garden of Eden Trail through biologically and geologically unique steephead ravines, a recently...
With the passing of the civil rights act in 1964, integration has been repeatedly used as a reason to close historically black Institutions. This story explores how the creation and closing of one African American hospital on the Florida...
Originally Published: November 9, 2017 Bruce Means and his fellow researchers at Florida State University have recently discovered that what was once considered a single species of salamander was at least five species. One of...
Originally Published: November 16, 2017 Deep in the Apalachicola National Forest, the Bradwell Bay Wilderness is the best remaining population of an animal in decline- the southern dusky salamander. Here, we learn the story...
Originally Published: November 16, 2017 In a steephead ravine by the Apalachicola River, we look for the Apalachicola dusky salamander with Bruce Means. Here, we find a pocket of ice age Florida. “We’re standing...
When I think of virtual reality and immersive experiences, I think of Disney World or Universal Studios. I visualize huge theme parks that are destination locations, and pretty darn expensive too! But there’s a guy...