How do you love Florida? Let FNAI count the ways

How do you love Florida? Let FNAI count the ways

The weekend came and went, and summer break is almost done for families of young ones. We’re still a couple months away from the cooler weather that Southwest Floridians crave all summer, but the wildlife viewing opportunities that make our region so vibrant are always available.

If it’s been a while since you’ve taken inventory of the amazing and varied plants, animals, coastline, wetlands and forests of this great state, you don’t have to go far to get caught up.

Have you ever heard of the Florida Natural Areas Inventory? Here’s the mission of that nonprofit organization administered by the University of Florida:

…to collect, interpret, and disseminate ecological information critical to the conservation of Florida’s biological diversity. FNAI’s database and expertise facilitate environmentally sound planning and natural resource management to protect the plants, animals, and communities that represent Florida’s natural heritage.

FNAI even has an interactive map displaying Florida’s conservation lands. Click on any of the features, and you’ll unlock a treasure trove of facts and info to help you plan your next outing. Yes, it’s hot out. But this resource is just too cool!

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