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.
This 18-foot Burmese python was caught in Everglades Francis S. Taylor WMA by one of our Python Removal Contractors.
At its December meeting in St. Augustine, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed staff to proceed with a proposal that would set the popular and economically important 2019 Gulf red snapper recreational season.
December brings cooler weather and with that comes wintering migratory birds just in time for the start of the second phase of waterfowl and coot season and the third phase of mourning and white-winged dove.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Florida Department of Environmental Protection leadership met with county partners to discuss continued red tide response, including enhanced testing efforts, technology and equipment to support impacted communities.
Upon being alerted of reckless boating in the area, FWC officers went on the lookout for the dangerous boater. As their officers approached a vessel that matched the description they were given, the operator of the boat veered toward a dock and began taking lobster from a cooler and throwing it off the boat.
In fall, Florida black bear activity increases as bears begin a natural process of putting on fat for the winter. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds people to be BearWise to help prevent conflicts with Florida’s largest land mammal.
At its September meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced the winners of the 2018 Lionfish Challenge.
It’s time for the annual Lake Eaton Kids’ Fishing Derby at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Ocala Conservation Center and Youth Camp. The derby, for children ages 6-12, will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13.
Coastal Conservation Association Florida (CCA Florida) is partnering with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Mote Marine Laboratory (Mote) to address the loss to the snook population on the southwest coast as a result of the red tide event.