Panther Island Adventures!

Panther Island is 2,800 acres of restored wetland and upland habitats situated in the northwest corner of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary's 13,000 acres. It is home to numerous plants and animals including the Florida panther and the iconic wood stork.
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Critter of the Week for May 17: White Peacock

Panther Island is home to a variety of butterflies including the white peacock. This species is a member of the brush-footed butterfly family. Water hyssop is the favored larval food. They prefer moist and open habitats. These guys typically fly with shallow wingbeats close to the ground. The adults typically feed on verbenas species. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Critter of the Week May 10: Florida box turtle

t.The Florida Box turtle is one of six subspecies of box turtle. This subspecies can be found in woodlands, marshes, wetlands, and swamp edges. They are omnivorous in the wild.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Change of Pace... !

For the last few months I have been concentrating on the birds supported by the habitat at Panther Island. However, the wildlife is not limited to just those who can fly on feathered wings! So in the future I will be doing flora and fauna of the week which will include insects, reptiles, mammals, etc. and a little information on one plant each week! Hope you enjoy!