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Tag: Florida Scrub Jay

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  • A prescribed fire burns vegetation just outside of a housing development.

    Safe and sound burning

    September 10, 2018 | 9 minute readHobe Sound, Florida — The well-to-do on Jupiter Island wanted the wildlife refuge burned and who was to say no? Not the federal biologists at the refuge across the Intracoastal Waterway. They were eager to accommodate their neighbors and restore the pine scrub habitat. But the stakes — and potential dangers — were high. A prescribed fire, by its nature, is carefully planned and executed to minimize mishaps. Yet, winds shift. Learn more...

    Prime example of wildland urban interface on Sanibel Island, J.N. “Ding” Darling NWR. Photo by USFWS.


  • A bright blue bird with bands on its leg perched on a succulent shrub.

    Stimulus funds help Florida scrub jays at Merritt refuge

    April 5, 2010 | 3 minute readEven a national wildlife refuge has to work hard to keep its habitat the Florida scrub jay needs it: low oak scrub, with no tall trees where predators like hawks can hide. So the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will spend $905,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds – popularly known as stimulus funds – for habitat improvements at Merritt that will help the scrub jay to survive and thrive. Read the full story...

    Florida scrub jay. Photo by Gail Hendricks, USDA NRCS.

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