On Saturday, June 1, residents of Central Florida will be allowed to surrender their exotic pets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. without penalty or cost, whether they are being kept legally or illegally.
New rules will help proactively protect Florida from invasive species becoming established in the state. The rules, which were approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in February, go into effect May 2.
The FWC’s Quota Hunt Program is designed to provide quality hunting opportunities while meeting conservation objectives.
Florida is home to more than 44 native snake species, and only six are venomous. Venomous snakes are often confused with their non-venomous cousins. There are reasons to love our slithery friends – most Florida snakes are harmless and beneficial.
This April 10, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is encouraging communities, organizations and individuals to help conserve Florida’s only native tortoise.
Warmer weather got you dreaming of spending more time on the water? Catch a Florida Memory has partnered with Mount This! Fish Company to kick off the season with even more reasons to wet a line.
At their February meeting, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Commissioners passed new deer hunting rules that take effect starting with the opening of archery and crossbow seasons in Zone A on Aug. 3, 2019.
The American alligator, Florida’s state reptile, is an important part of Florida’s wetland habitats. This large reptile is found throughout the state in fresh water lakes, ponds, swamps and slow-moving rivers.
Last week, FWC scientists collected 57 corals from a reef west of Key West – with species including flower, maze, and boulder corals. Each were carefully removed using hammer and chisel.
Give waterbirds room to breed this nesting season. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Audubon Florida are reminding boaters and beachgoers to watch out for nesting birds.
If you think bats may be living in your building, now is the time to check your attic, eaves or chimney spaces and take action to exclude them. Bat maternity season begins April 15 and runs through Aug. 15, and during this time it’s illegal to block bats from their roost.
When you are on a boat, it’s hard to imagine boundaries. The sea is the sea. Wave after wave, it all looks the same. Above-water landmarks are few and far between. There are no signs that say, “now entering federal waters.”
Burmese pythons can grow to over 20 feet long. As one of the world’s largest snakes, these invasive, nonvenomous constrictors are a top predator that can prey upon our native wildlife particularly in and around the Everglades ecosystem in south Florida.
The recreational gray triggerfish and snook seasons will reopen to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters March 1.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved rules that will proactively protect the state from invasive species not yet established here.
A rare, endangered whale and her calf were spotted off the coast of Florida, the fifth mother-calf pair seen this year.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is planning to treat hydrilla on Lake Lawne on Jan. 30, weather permitting.
Snook is slated to reopen for recreational harvest on Feb. 1 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River.
A Sight for Sore Eyes – the first right whale calf of the season, was spotted again. Seen January 6 off Amelia Island, the young right whale calf of Catalog #2791 surfaced amidst an ocean of cannonball jellyfish.
When most people think of Florida’s sandy beaches, they think warm, sunny summer. But what the locals already know is that winter at the beach has tons to offer.