Wildlife & Habitat
The St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1971 to protect threatened and endangered species and to specifically provide adequate habitat to recover the dusky seaside sparrow from extinction.
St. Johns NWR currently has a healthy population of this very secretive species.Learn More
A marsh, also called a "wetland," is one of our most important habitats. Marshes probably support more life than any other type of habitat. They are also essential to keeping our environment clean.Learn More
Eastern Indigo Snake
The eastern indigo snake is in severe decline. Because of declining populations, the indigo is one of the most protected snakes in the US. Learn More
The Loggerhead Shrike doesn't look like a predator, but it uses its hooked beak to kill insects, lizards, mice, and birds, and then impales them on thorns to hold them while it rips them apart. Learn More
River otters are very playful animals and can very often be seen playing games.Learn More
Page Photo Credits Loggerhead Shrike - Dave Govoni, River otter - Chris Paul Photography, buttonweed - Bob Peterson, Black rail - ©Lee F. Snyder. All rights reserved.
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2013