Cane toads are well known for posing a threat to our pets. They are one of many invasive animal species we have here in Florida. In this episode you will learn all about this invasive toad species, how it became established in Florida, impacts of its presence, and ways you can help. Learn more: Florida's Frogs & Toads – Cane Toad - https://ufwildlife.ifas.ufl.edu/frogs/canetoad.shtml (includes videos on identification, action steps if a pet is poisoned by a cane toad, and how to humanely euthanize them) Cane Toad or “Bufo” Toad (Rhinella marina) in Florida - https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/UW432 Southern Toad or Cane Toad – a compare/contrast video - https://youtu.be/7jTDEVEolu8 What to do if a pet encounters a cane toad (video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg1HUuxM7Zc How You Can Help: Share what you learned with a friend! Report invasive cane toads outside of current range See Figure 1 from https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/UW432 and report any sightings outside of the green area – email Dr. Johnson (email@example.com) with location information for the cane toad sighting and at least two focused pictures, one showing the top of the head and another of the shoulder area. Humanely euthanize invasive cane toads - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCZlSVbOkWU Sources for this Episode: Cane Toad or “Bufo” Toad (Rhinella marina) in Florida - https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/UW432 Florida Wildlife Extension – Marine Toad - https://wec.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/wildlife_info/frogstoads/rhinella_marina.php Department of Wildlife & Ecology – UF Wildlife – Johnson Lab - https://ufwildlife.ifas.ufl.edu/frogs/canetoad.shtml Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/amphibians/cane-toad/ If you enjoyed this episode, please consider sharing it with a friend who might enjoy learning about Florida's natural areas and the wild things that live here! If you're active on iNaturalist, consider joining our iNaturalist project, Naturally Florida's Listener Observations, here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/naturally-florida-s-listener-observations --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/naturallyflorida/message
Coyotes have been in Florida since the 1970s but still feel like a relatively new species for many. In this episode, Shannon and Lara explore the latest research, facts, findings, and realities of living with coyotes. Learn more: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Species Profile Page for coyotes - https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/mammals/land/coyote/ Watch a webinar on coyotes in Florida - https://youtu.be/0Q3gZnPtwTM (Taught by Lara!) How You Can Help: Share what you learned with a friend! Secure attractants like pet food and garbage - https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/UW437 Haze coyotes that are getting too close to humans: Here is a video from FWC explaining why and how it should be done - https://youtu.be/PnSo45n3mHM Have nuisance coyotes trapped by a licensed wildlife trapper - https://app.myfwc.com/HGM/NWT/NWTSearch.aspx Sources for this Episode: Dr. Martin B. Main, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida Angeline Barker, Certified Wildlife Biologist®, Biological Administrator I, Wildlife & Habitat Management Section, Division of Habitat and Species Conservation, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission – Coyotes - https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/mammals/land/coyote/ If you enjoyed this episode, please consider sharing it with a friend who might enjoy learning about Florida's natural areas and the wild things that live here! If you're active on iNaturalist, consider joining our iNaturalist project, Naturally Florida's Listener Observations, here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/naturally-florida-s-listener-observations --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/naturallyflorida/message
On this bear-y exciting episode of the ONSC Podcast, we sit down with Morgan Lucot, a bear biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Tune in as we discuss black bears in Seminole County and everything you need to know if you ever encounter one. Connect with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myfwcTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/MyFWCFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyFWCWebsite: https://myfwc.com/See what's going on in Orlando North, Seminole County -Follow Do Orlando North on social media!https://www.instagram.com/doorlandonorth/https://www.facebook.com/DoOrlandoNorthhttps://twitter.com/DoOrlandoNorthhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Oghpa0_P-3ERUMbu9CIJQ
The weekend of April 2-3 is one of two weekends a year that people are allowed to fish license-free in Florida freshwater. We speak with John Cimbaro, a fisheries biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
On this week's episode Tim and Tanner discuss week one of florida fish madness on the FishFactsTV Instagram. Tim also talks TUrkey and Tanner tells snapper
The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences. Join Lara and Shannon as they interview Dr. J. Scott Angle, UF Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources and leader of UF/IFAS. Learn more: Dr. Angle has recently published a commentary on UF/IFAS' snail kite work. Read it, here: Signs of hope for endangered Everglade snail kite | The Invading Sea Everglades snail kite – Learn more about this species on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission page - https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/birds/raptors-and-vultures/everglade-snail-kite/ Citrus Under Protective Screen (CUPS) - https://crec.ifas.ufl.edu/horticulture/cups/#:~:text=Citrus%20Under%20Protective%20Screen%20(CUPS)%20is%20an%20integrated%20system%20for,of%20Huanglongbing%20disease%20(HLB). About UF/IFAS - The mission of UF/IFAS is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human, and natural resources, and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life: https://ifas.ufl.edu/about-us/ About Dr. J. Scott Angle - https://ifas.ufl.edu/vp-office/about/j-scott-angle/ Follow Dr. Scott Angle on Twitter - https://twitter.com/IFAS_VP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw About Dr. Robert J. Fletcher - https://vivo.ufl.edu/display/n11658 How You Can Help: Connect with UF/IFAS through social media networks – Help us share the great works, findings, and opportunities from UF/IFAS: https://ifas.ufl.edu/social-media/ Subscribe to the UF/IFAS Blogs site – Learn what UF/IFAS faculty and staff are doing around the state or subscribe to a particular county's blog site: https://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/global/ Support conservation of our agricultural and natural lands – There are numerous organizations working to support our agricultural and natural lands. Consider finding one whose mission you wish to support. Participate in conservation work – Find a local organization conducting regular tree plantings, restoration, clean-ups, invasive species removal, etc., and get involved. Sources for this Episode: All About Birds – The Cornell Lab of Ornithology: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Snail_Kite/overview If you enjoyed this episode, please consider sharing it with a friend who might enjoy learning about Florida's natural areas and the wild things that live here! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/naturallyflorida/message
The Goliath Grouper, formerly referred to as the "Jewfish" has been closed for harvest since 1990. Recently the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved to open a highly regulated harvest of the Goliath Grouper.Today I am sitting down with my friend Travis Thompson of the Cast and Blast Florida Podcast to discuss this limited harvest season and discuss some reactions of the fishing community. I hope you enjoy.To follow Travis:www.castandblastfl.comwww,allfla.org To follow Hunt Fish Florida on social media:www.youtube.com/huntfishfloridawww.instagram.com/huntfishfloridawww.facebook.com/huntfishflorida
The Goliath Grouper, formerly referred to as the "Jewfish" has been closed for harvest since 1990. Recently the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved to open a highly regulated harvest of the Goliath Grouper.Today I am sitting down with my friend Travis Thompson of the Cast and Blast Florida Podcast to discuss this limited harvest season and discuss some reactions of the fishing community. I hope you enjoy.To follow Travis:www.castandblastfl.comwww,allfla.org To follow Hunt Fish Florida on social media:www.youtube.com/huntfishfloridawww.instagram.com/huntfishfloridawww.facebook.com/huntfishflorida
The Florida Fish and Wildlife commission has approved a highly regulated goliath grouper harvest for the Spring of 2023. The Cayman Islands continues to battle Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease. Progress is slow but the Caymans are leading the way. Dive RAID International recently announced a new diver certification - The Indoor Diver. Aggressor Adventure is launching a new liveaboard on April 9, 2022 - the Philippine Aggressor. The price of raw aluminum spiked 25% last month and is up about 50% in the past year. We just don't know where the price of aluminum scuba cylinders will end up. If you are a professional first responder you can enter a drawing for a premium dry suit from Diving Underwater International (DUI). Your Next Dive takes us to the wreck of the Antilla in Aruba. The Antilla was a German freighter that was scuttled just off the beach in Aruba at the beginning of World War II. This massive 400 foot shallow wreck is a must dive if you are in Aruba. The wreck is split in half around mid-ships and lays on it's port side. Exploring the wreck is easy given the depth and warm temperature. We were fortunate to get in the water early and have the entire wreck to ourselves for the first part of the dive.
Florida is a hotspot for nonnative and invasive species, but there hasn't been a consistent way to talk about these species until now. In this episode, we explore the various words biologists, park rangers, the public, and news media use to describe nonnative and invasive species. We will define and explain invasive species vocabulary and clarify what these words mean. Learn more: Florida Invasive Species Council - The mission of the Florida Invasive Species Council is to reduce the impacts of invasive plants in Florida through the exchange of scientific, educational, and technical information - https://floridainvasivespecies.org/ Watch a webinar on proper terminology (Designed for practitioners) https://ufl.zoom.us/rec/share/44S0gD4WDRW8Kd_iAl_RXGN5WQtde3BuIxKBOMpzZCYtMZ60-aQ79uGhUbX0PhE6.7fADGgWMwrlZqruO (Taught by Shannon) How You Can Help: Research plants before you buy them! – Check the IFAS Assessment: https://assessment.ifas.ufl.edu/ Research permit requirements for nonnative wildlife and reptiles - https://myfwc.com/license/captive-wildlife/ and https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/nonnatives/rule-development/ Remove invasive species from your yard - Contact your local extension office for help: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/find-your-local-office/ Report sightings of nonnative plants and wildlife online or via smartphone app: https://www.eddmaps.org/ Report sightings of high-priority nonnative reptiles- (Examples of high-priority nonnative reptiles are nonnative snakes of any species, tegus, monitor lizards) Contact FWC's invasive species hotline at 1-888-483-4681 or online at ExoticReports@MyFWC.com (include photos!) Sources for this Episode: UF/IFAS EDIS Publication, "Standardized Invasive Species Terminology for Effective Outreach Education" (Shannon is a co-author!) - https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdf/FR/FR439/FR439-Dsr1ns611r.pdf Journal of Extension, "Invasive Species Terminology: Standardizing for Stakeholder Education" (Shannon is a co-author!) - https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol58/iss3/27/#.YhZAiDBNQi0.link Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission websites: https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/nonnatives/ If you enjoyed this episode, please consider sharing it with a friend who might enjoy learning about Florida's natural areas and the wild things that live here! If you're active on iNaturalist, consider joining our iNaturalist project, Naturally Florida's Listener Observations, here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/naturally-florida-s-listener-observations --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/naturallyflorida/message
Experts with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service held a joint news conference on the manatee mortality event on Florida's east coast. They say 85 died in January, and that while cold weather was a contributing factor, these sea cows were already weakened by starvation due to lack of seagrass.
Many people may have heard of the Manatee Viewing Center, but today we are going to talk about The Florida Conservation and Technology Center, a new co-op between Tampa Electric, The Florida Aquarium, The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the University of Florida, which includes the Manatee Viewing Center. They are doing a lot of awesome things there. It's fun! It's educational. They've got some great hiking trails. They've got an awesome observation tower… and it's all free! Also included... No winter in Tampa; Where's the beef; Everyone needs a woman like this; Tampa Bay's best observation towers; Parking HERE would be nice, and Am I trespassing again?
Tune in to hear Liam Kehoe discuss his master's research at the University of Florida (UF) to improve the management of Florida's stone crab fishery – one of the state's most valuable. He is leveraging bioeconomic and population dynamics models to provide managers with the right quantitative tools. This project is part of a collaborative effort between the Nature Coast Biological Station, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, UF Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program, and Florida Sea Grant. Main point: Keep your mind open and avoid bias. How to get in contact with Liam: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @LM_Kehoe Get in touch with us! The Fisheries Podcast is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @FisheriesPod Become a Patron of the show: https://www.patreon.com/FisheriesPodcast Buy podcast shirts, hoodies, sticker, and more: https://teespring.com/stores/the-fisheries-podcast-fan-shop Thanks as always to Andrew Gialanella for the fantastic intro/outro music. The Fisheries Podcast is a completely independent podcast, not affiliated with a larger organization or entity. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the podcast. The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by the hosts are those of that individual and do not necessarily reflect the view of any entity with those individuals are affiliated in other capacities (such as employers).
PROPOSED FLORIDA EXOTIC ANIMAL MODELLED AFTER FEDERAL BILL KEY PROVISIONS AND REASONS FOR THEM CURRENT FL LAW After the FL Supreme Court ruled years ago that the Constitutional Amendment did not give the predecessor to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) power to regulate captive exotic animals, the Legislature passed what is now renumbered as FS 379 granting FWC that power. 379.3762 reads: 379.3762 Personal possession of wildlife. — (1) It is unlawful for any person or persons to possess any wildlife as defined in this act, whether native to Florida or not, until she or he has obtained a permit as provided by this section from the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. (2) The classifications of types of wildlife and fees to be paid for permits for the personal possession of wildlife shall be as follows: (a) Class I—Wildlife which, because of its nature, habits, or status, shall not be possessed as a personal pet. (b) Class II—Wildlife considered to present a real or potential threat to human safety, the sum of $140 per annum. (c) Class III—All other wildlife not included in Class I or Class II, for which a no-cost permit must be obtained from the commission. (3) Any person, firm, corporation, or association exhibiting or selling wildlife and being duly permitted as provided by s. 379.304 shall be exempt from the fee requirement to receive a permit under this section. (4) This section shall not apply to the possession, control, care, and maintenance of ostriches, emus, rheas, and bison domesticated and confined for commercial farming purposes, except those kept and maintained on hunting preserves or game farms or primarily for exhibition purposes in zoos, carnivals, circuses, and other such establishments where such species are kept primarily for display to the public. (5) A person who violates this section is punishable as provided in s. 379.4015. History. So, in Florida, theoretically you cannot own a big cat as a pet. You supposedly must “exhibit” in order to have a license from FWC to own the cat. But there are no regulations defining criteria for what constitutes exhibiting, like rules about a minimum number of visitors or minimum amount of revenue to be an exhibitor. Under federal law you are supposed to have a license from USDA to exhibit. One might presume then that if you do not have a USDA license, or lose your USDA license, you would become a pet owner under FL law. There was one case we know of where a person lost their USDA license and we complained to FWC that since the person could not legally exhibit, they were a pet owner in violation of FL law. FWC said they do not enforce federal law, so whether the person was in violation of federal law was not relevant, and if they said they were an exhibitor, they qualify as an exhibitor. So, in practice the supposed ban on having a big cat as a pet is meaningless because there is no definition of “exhibit” and apparently all an owner has to do is say they exhibit. Hi, I'm Carole Baskin and I've been writing my story since I was able to write, but when the media goes to share it, they only choose the parts that fit their idea of what will generate views. If I'm going to share my story, it should be the whole story. The titles are the dates things happened. If you have any interest in who I really am please start at the beginning of this playlist: http://savethecats.org/ I know there will be people who take things out of context and try to use them to validate their own misconception, but you have access to the whole story. My hope is that others will recognize themselves in my words and have the strength to do what is right for themselves and our shared planet. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile You can see photos, videos and more, updated daily at BigCatRescue.org Check out our main channel at YouTube.com/BigCatRescue Music (if any) from Epidemic Sound (http://www.epidemicsound.com) This video is for entertainment purposes only and is my opinion. Closing graphic with permission from https://youtu.be/F_AtgWMfwrk
In this week's episode, Zach catches up with good friend and fellow Virginia Tech graduate, Stephen Stang. Stephen is a freshwater fisheries biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and current master's student at the University of Florida. They discuss his master's research on Gulf Coast Striped Bass in the Florida Panhandle, fresh and saltwater fishing, and provide insight and advice on becoming a fisheries biologist. Check it out! Stephen's email: email@example.com Instagram: sstang52 _________________________________________________________ Get in touch with us! The Podcast is on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook: @FisheriesPod Become a Patron of the Fisheries Podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/FisheriesPodcast Buy podcast merch: https://teespring.com/stores/the-fisheries-podcast-fan-shop Thanks as always to Andrew Gialanella for the fantastic music. The Fisheries Podcast is a completely independent podcast, not affiliated with a larger organization or entity. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the podcast. The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by the hosts are those of that individual and do not necessarily reflect the view of any entity with with those individuals are affiliated in other capacities (such as employers).
FWC Witch Hunt Public Records Request :: W031112-092915. Lt Loren Lowers called me just now and said the reason the cost is so high ($10,153.35) is that there are 1,142 emails and over 12,000 trackers with my search terms in it during that year and a half span. Trackers are what they call each interaction on a subject. He said they have to redact everything that is sensitive information, so that's why the fee is so high. He says they can only charge based upon the hourly rate of the lowest paid person in the agency, which is 10.00 an hour. I'm inclined to make them do it, just so they think twice before discussing us again. Clearly, they don't want us to have the information. I asked him how the bad guys managed to get their hands on the "wrong" version of their witch hunt (I didn't call it that) and he said that it was on their sharepoint as both the original and the corrected version so when someone asked for that report specifically, they got both. He further explained that because they got it by email, there are now 4 copies of it that would come up in a search. 2 copies of the original and 2 copies of the corrected one. Future Note: 12/16/2021 It occurs to me as I'm reading this that I never wrote about what it was the bad guys got their hands on from 11/7/2014. This was our rebuttal to the FWC and they corrected their report to accurately report that we were NOT in violation despite them having characterized us as being so in their first report. I would also like to point out that the FWC has figured out who the bad guys really are and has stopped harassing us on their behalf. “The exotic animal exploiters who attack Big Cat Rescue online due to our efforts to end the mistreatment of exotic animals in private hands have posted an inspection by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) conducted on November 7, 2014. This was a very unusual inspection in which three officials went in different directions and spent 6 hours each examining the sanctuary in extraordinary detail. The version of the report the attackers have reported was the initial report which erroneously characterized their observations as violations. The final report, which the attackers also have but of course chose not to publish, clearly stated that none of the findings were violations. They were recommendations for maintenance which, if they were not attended to, at some point could become violations. See the final language below: The recommendations were primarily items that are dealt with in our normal ongoing maintenance of the sanctuary. All were addressed in a timely fashion. A USDA inspection, as usual, no violations, and the next FWC inspection, as usual, found no violations. Big Cat Rescue has a near perfect inspection record over the years and never had any comment by any official that related to care of the animals. The report noted some areas that showed signs of rust. We live in humid Florida, and some rust is a fact of life. We deter rust using brown Rustoleum paint and we repaint cages on an ongoing regular maintenance program. The attackers, who have no regard at all for the truth, falsely post repeatedly that the brown color of the Rustoleum on the cage wire is all rust. One refers to BCR as a “jungle of rust.” If all the cages were totally rust like the lies of the attackers claim, don't you think FWC would have noted that? Rust is, in fact, not a violation of any rule. The relevant rule is that the cages must meet certain strength requirements. This makes perfect sense – the cages have to be strong enough to contain powerful animals. The concern with rust is that if you use the minimum gauge wire and it rusts, the strength could diminish below the minimum requirement. That is why Big Cat Rescue uses cage wire that is FAR in excess of the minimum. Even with minimal amount of rust that may appear before the next painting cycle, our cages far exceed the required strength. One of the inspectors commented that he was not an engineer and had no way to know if some rust brought the wire down below the strength standard. So we assisted FWC to remove any uncertainty by having an engineer test one of our older cages that is right by the lake so is most exposed to moisture and had been through repeated cycles of having any rust scraped off and being repainted. The engineer pulled on the cage with a bobcat machine with a tension gauge connected to the chain that the bobcat pulled. As you can see in the video below, the cage far exceeded the required strength. The individual who posted the erroneous initial report had in his possession the final report stating there were no violations. But, of course, he knowingly posted the incorrect initial report and falsely claimed there were dozens of violations. Then others in the small band of animal exploiters who constantly attack Big Cat Rescue picked up the same false information. Big Cat Rescue is the leader in working to end the private ownership of big cats by individuals and road side zoos. The animal abusers and exploiters have no arguments to justify their selfish mistreatment of animals. So their only recourse is to try to discredit Big Cat Rescue, and the only way they can do that with lies. Posting the incorrect version of the FWC report and falsely claiming it contained violations is just one more of their lies.” Hi, I'm Carole Baskin and I've been writing my story since I was able to write, but when the media goes to share it, they only choose the parts that fit their idea of what will generate views. If I'm going to share my story, it should be the whole story. The titles are the dates things happened. If you have any interest in who I really am please start at the beginning of this playlist: http://savethecats.org/ I know there will be people who take things out of context and try to use them to validate their own misconception, but you have access to the whole story. My hope is that others will recognize themselves in my words and have the strength to do what is right for themselves and our shared planet. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile You can see photos, videos and more, updated daily at BigCatRescue.org Check out our main channel at YouTube.com/BigCatRescue Music (if any) from Epidemic Sound (http://www.epidemicsound.com) This video is for entertainment purposes only and is my opinion.
On this week's episode of The Woman Angler & Adventurer podcast you get to meet Susanna McCallister. Susanna is the Northwest Regional Law Enforcement Recruiter for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC). She talks about the process of pursuing this challenging and rewarding career, as well as her personal story on becoming a recruiter. If this is something you're interested in exploring for yourself, check out the links below and/or contact Susanna! 850-653-6732 Susanna.McCallister@myfwc.com Mentioned in this Episode: MyFWC.com Become an FWC Law Enforcement Officer Additional Resources: The Woman Angler & Adventurer Facebook Page The Woman Angler & Adventurer Facebook Group The Woman Angler & Adventurer on Instagram The Woman Angler & Adventurer on YouTube Women's World of Fishing Monday Night Takeover YouTube Channel Listen on Apple Podcasts (subscribe and leave a review!) Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on iHeartRadio! Support Our Partners! Lance Camper Hunt The Greatest Freedom Boat Club Nashville Key West Boats St. Croix Rods Hellwig Suspension Products RUNCL (10% OFF Discount Code: TWA10RUN) Stealth Rod Holders Al's Goldfish Lure Co. YOLOtek (use Coupon Code Angie for free shipping!) Additional Mentions: Lady Bass Anglers Association National Professional Anglers Association Waypoint Outdoor Podcast Collective Full episode notes available at thewomanangler.com/214 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
For the first time in history for our Bobcat Rehab Program, Big Cat Rescue partnered with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and released two female bobcats with tracking collars back to the wild. Now we will be able to learn so much more about what happens to the bobcats after they have gone free!
Andy Leisner is PADI's Chief Consumer Officer and is responsible for Scuba Diving Magazine, Sport Diver and PADI Club along with other areas of accountability. Andy tells us a little more about his background, this new role at PADI, PADI Club, the benefits and some new and exciting ideas in the pipeline for PADI Club as we move into 2022. It looks like the "highly regulated harvest" of goliath grouper in Florida was approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee in early October. Final approval is set for March 2022. If that were to happen, the harvest would begin in early 2023. There is a lot of opposition to this proposal. Hopefully, there will be no reason to kill these gentle giants. The Women Divers Hall of Fame provides a number of scholarships and grants to help individuals in pursuit of their studies of the ocean and the underwater world. The deadline is October 31, 2021 to apply. You can do this online at their website. https://www.wdhof.org
This month on The American Blue Economy Podcast, our host Admiral Tim Gallaudet covers climate change - how climate change is impacting the American Blue Economy through warming oceans, ocean acidification, sea level rise, and other effects. He will also discuss what can be done about it. Beginning with an introduction by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Admiral Gallaudet will be joined by an all-star panel including: Dr. Peter DeMenocal, Director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution or WHOI: Dr. Jim Reilly, former Director, USGS, and former NASA Astronaut Bob Glazer, Chair, Gulf & Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) and Associate Research Scientist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Dr. Amy McGovern, Professor at OU and Director of the NSF AI Institute for Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography, and Rei Goffer, Chief Strategy Officer, Tomorrow.io.
Mark McBride of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission joins the podcast to introduce us to the diverse waterfowl and habitats of the Sunshine State. A wetland rich landscape, supporting numerous species of ducks and home to nearly 15,000 waterfowl hunters, Florida is not to be overlooked. Mark also shares an update on the 2021 early teal season and explains why their regulations differ from most other states. www.ducks.org/DUPodcast
This episode is the second half of our discussion on the American alligator. This episode will focus on busting common myths and highlighting key ways we can learn to coexist with this critically important species. Learn more: Watch an 8ft+ alligator climb a 6ft fence: https://youtu.be/z7DMjQJD7vM (ABC Channel 6, WATE) Living with Alligators: a Florida Reality: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/uw230 How You Can Help: Never feed an alligator - If you suspect anyone of feeding alligators, intentionally or not, please consider reporting it to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). You will not get anyone in trouble! The 1st offense is a warning and education visit. Call the wildlife alert hotline: 888-404-FWCC (3922). Cell phone users in Florida can dial *FWC or #FWC, depending on the service provider. Sources for this Episode: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Human-Alligator Incidents Fact Sheet (Updated April 2019). https://myfwc.com/media/1776/human-alligatorincidentfactsheet.pdf Ober, et al., Managing Conflicts with Wildlife: Living with Alligators. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw393 Swiman, et al., Living with Alligators: A Florida Reality. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw230 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program. https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/alligator/snap/ Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: Alligator Management Program. https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/alligator/ If you enjoyed this episode, please consider sharing it with a friend who might enjoy learning about Florida's natural areas and the wild things that live here! If you're active on iNaturalist, consider joining our iNaturalist project, Naturally Florida's Listener Observations, here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/naturally-florida-s-listener-observations --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/naturallyflorida/message
Florida is known for having alligators, a fact that brings fear to many visitors and residents. But, alligators are an important species in many of our ecosystems. While we continue to develop the State, our chances of encountering an alligator increase, but there are many ways we can learn to coexist with them. This episode is the first episode in a two-part series and will discuss basic biology and some common alligator behavior. Learn more: Living with Alligators: a Florida Reality: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/uw230 Information on alligator hunting in Florida (FWC) - https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/alligator/harvest/hunt-guide/ How You Can Help: Never feed an alligator - If you suspect anyone of feeding alligators, intentionally or not, please consider reporting it to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). You will not get anyone in trouble! The 1st offense is a warning and education visit. Call the wildlife alert hotline: 888-404-FWCC (3922). Cell phone users in Florida can dial *FWC or #FWC, depending on the service provider. Sources for this Episode: Ober, et al., Managing Conflicts with Wildlife: Living with Alligators. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw393 Swiman, et al., Living with Alligators: A Florida Reality. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw230 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program. https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/alligator/snap/ Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: Alligator Management Program. https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/alligator/ If you enjoyed this episode, please consider sharing it with a friend who might enjoy learning about Florida's natural areas and the wild things that live here! If you're active on iNaturalist, consider joining our iNaturalist project, Naturally Florida's Listener Observations, here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/naturally-florida-s-listener-observations --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/naturallyflorida/message
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Brian Yablonski is the CEO of the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) based in Bozeman, Montana. PERC is a 40 year old research institute dedicated to free market environmentalism, and they are actively exploring ways that voluntary trade can produce positive environmental outcomes.Brian regularly contributes commentary on conservation topics to major media outlets, serves on the board of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and is a professional member of the Boone and Crockett Club.Early in his career, Brian was director of policy and deputy chief of staff for Florida Governor Jeb Bush, where he helped craft the administration's major policy initiatives, including Everglades restoration and the Florida Forever conservation program. From 1989 to 1990, he worked in the West Wing of the White House as a personal staff assistant to President George H.W. Bush. He served as chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission prior to joining PERC.We discussed the group's mission and values, Brian's career path, The concept of free market environmentalism, current topics of research including wildfires and forest management, wildlife/livestock conflict, the feral horse issue, western water rights, and finally Brian's take on some of the new administration's environmental initiatives.Head over to PERC.org to learn more and offer your support!
CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (4:30).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments Images Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 8-16-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of June 28, 2021. This is a revised version of an episode from August 2013. MUSIC – ~11 sec – instrumental That's part of “Bass Fisherman's Reel,” an adaptation of a traditional tune called “Fisher's Hornpipe,” by Williamsburg musician Timothy Seaman on his 2004 album, “Virginia Wildlife.” The music sets the stage for a “reel” story about fishing equipment and a summer bird of prey. We start with a series of mystery sounds. Have a listen for about 20 seconds, and see if you can guess how the first two sounds add up to the third. And here's a hint: misplaced line makes for a tangled, feathered fisher.SOUNDS - ~19 secIf you guessed, an Osprey running afoul of some fishing line, you're right! You heard he call of an Osprey, or “Fish Hawk,”; the sound of fishing line, being reeled in; and part of a rescue of an Osprey chick stuck in fishing line. The latter sound was taken from the “Osprey Cam,” the Chesapeake Conservancy's real-time video transmission from an Osprey nest on Kent Island, Maryland. On July 29, 2013, the camera showed that one of that year's three chicks had gotten its legs caught in fishing line. Some viewers of the bird's predicament went to the site, waded out to the nest with a ladder, and climbed up and disentangled the chick. Unwittingly, this lucky Osprey chick had starred in a documentary about the value of fishing-line recycling stations. Birds, sea turtles, and other animals can get stuck in, or eat, improperly discarded fishing line, nets, or other plastic items. Such material can also get caught in boat propellers or intakes. Recycling programs for fishing line are one way to help reduce these threats. Virginia began a statewide fishing-line recycling program in 2009, run jointly by the Department of Wildlife Resources—formerly the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries—and the Marine Resources Commission. Recycling is now available at many boat ramps, parks, and marinas, as well as at some outdoor-equipment businesses. At those locations, anglers can look for the distinctive plastic tubes with a curved top, and help put plastic back to use, instead of on a beak or fin. Thanks to Lang Elliot and the Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs, to Timothy Seaman, and to the Chesapeake Conservancy, respectively, for permission to use this week's sounds of an Osprey, fishing line, and the Osprey chick rescue. Thanks also to Mr. Seaman for this week's music, and we close with about 20 more seconds of “Bass Fisherman's Reel.” MUSIC – ~20 sec – instrumental SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment. For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624. Thanks to Stewart Scales for his banjo version of Cripple Creek to open and close this show. In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This Virginia Water Radio episode revises and replaces Episode 175, 8-19-13.The Osprey call sounds were from the Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs-Eastern Region CD set, by Lang Elliott with Donald and Lillian Stokes (Time Warner Audio Books, copyright 1997), used with permission of Lang Elliott. Lang Elliot's work is available online at the “Music of Nature” Web site, http://www.musicofnature.org/. The fishing line sound and musical excerpt from “Bass Fisherman's Reel,” on the 2004 album “Virginia Wildlife,” is copyright Timothy Seaman and Pine Wind Music, used with permission. More information about Timothy Seaman is available online at https://timothyseaman.com/en/.The sounds of the rescue of an Osprey chick caught in fishing line were taken from a video recorded by the Chesapeake Conservancy's “Osprey Cam,” available online at http://www.chesapeakeconservancy.org/Osprey-Cam, used with permission. For more information about the camera or the Conservancy, contact the Conservancy at 716 Giddings Avenue, Suite 42, Annapolis, Maryland 21401; phone (443) 321-3610; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (1 min./11 sec.) of the “Cripple Creek” arrangement/performance by Stewart Scales that opens and closes this episode. More information about Mr. Scales and the group New Standard, with which Mr. Scales plays, is available online at http://newstandardbluegrass.com. IMAGES Young Osprey in Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia. Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), made available for public use by the USFWS' National Digital Library, online at http://digitalmedia.fws.gov. The specific URL for this image was https://digitalmedia.fws.gov/digital/collection/natdiglib/id/12049/rec/9, as of 8-16-21.Osprey in flight, 2016 (location not identified). Photo by Alvin Freund, made available for public use by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Digital Library, online at http://digitalmedia.fws.gov. The specific URL for this image was https://digitalmedia.fws.gov/digital/collection/natdiglib/id/17870/rec/11, as of 8-16-21.Fishing-line recycling container at South Holston Lake, Washington County, Virginia, April 15, 2013. SOURCES Used for Audio Boat US Foundation, online at https://www.boatus.org/clean-boating/recycling/fishing-line-recycling/. Chesapeake Conservancy, “Webcams/Osprey,” online at https://www.chesapeakeconservancy.org/ospreycam. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, “Commission, “Reel. Remove. Recycle – Don't Leave Your Line Behind,”online at https://mrrp.myfwc.com/. Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, “All About Birds,” online at http://www.allaboutbirds.org. The Osprey entry is online at https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Osprey/. Video from an Osprey camera at Savannah, Georgia, is available online at https://www.allaboutbirds.org/cams/savannah-ospreys/. Outdoor News, “State Agencies Initiate Fishing Line Recycling Program,” 2/10/09. [Easton, Md.] Star Democrat, Osprey cam chick Ozzie is rescued, 8/7/13. Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (formerly Department of Game and Inland Fisheries):“Fish and Wildlife Information Service,” online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/; the Osprey entry is online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040095&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=18845; “Recycle Your Fishing Line” is online at https://dwr.virginia.gov/fishing/recycle-your-line/. Virginia Marine Resources Commission, “Introducing the Virginia Fishing Line Recycling Program,” online at https://mrc.virginia.gov/rec_assessment/VFLRP_AD.shtm. For More Information about Birds in Virginia and Elsewhere Chesapeake Bay Program, “Birds,” online at https://www.chesapeakebay.net/discover/field-guide/all/birds/all. Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, “Birds of the World,” online at https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/home(subscription required). Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, “Merlin Photo ID.” The application for mobile devices allows users to submit a bird photograph to get identification of the bird. Information is available online at http://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/. Cornell University Lab of Ornithology and the Audubon Society, “eBird,” online at https://ebird.org/home. Here you can find locations of species observations made by contributors, and you can sign up to contribute your own observations. National Audubon Society, online at https://www.audubon.org/. University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, “Animal Diversity Web,” online at https://animaldiversity.org/. Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (formerly Department of Game and Inland Fisheries), “List of Native and Naturalized Fauna in Virginia, August 2020,” online (as a PDF) at https://dwr.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/virginia-native-naturalized-species.pdf. Virginia Society of Ornithology, online at http://www.virginiabirds.org/. The Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study, conservation, and enjoyment of birds in the Commonwealth. Xeno-canto Foundation, online at http://www.xeno-canto.org/. This site provides bird songs from around the world. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html). See particularly the “Birds,” ‘Overall Importance of Water,” and “Recreation” subject categories. FOR VIRGINIA TEACHERS – RELATED STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLs) AND OTHER INFORMATION Following are some Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) that may be supported by this episode's audio/transcript, sources, or other information included in this post. 2020 Music SOLs SOLs at various grade levels that call for “examining the relationship of music to the other fine arts and other fields of knowledge.” 2018 Science SOLs Grades K-4: Living Systems and Processes2.5 – Living things are part of a system.4.3 – Organisms, including humans, interact with one another and with the nonliving components in the ecosystem. Grades K-5: Earth ResourcesK.11 – Humans use resources.1.8 – Natural resources can be used responsibly, including that most natural resources are limited; human actions can affect the availability of natural resources; and reducing, reusing, and recycling are ways to conserve natural resources.3.8 – Natural events and humans influence ecosystems.4.8 – Virginia has important natural resources. Grade 66.9 – Humans impact the environment and individuals can influence public policy decisions related to energy and the environment. Life ScienceLS.9 – Relationships exist between ecosystem dynamics and human activity. Earth ScienceES.6 – Resource use is complex.ES.8 – Freshwater resources influence and are influenced by geologic processes and human activity. BiologyBIO.8 – Dynamic equilibria exist within populations, communities, and ecosystems, including that natural events and human activities influence local and global ecosystems and may affect the flora and fauna of Virginia. 2015 Social Studies SOLs Civics and Economics CourseCE.3 – Citizenship rights, duties, and responsibilities.CE.7 – Government at the state level.CE.10 – Public policy at local, state, and national levels. Government CourseGOVT.8 – State and local government organization and powers.GOVT.9 – Public policy process at local, state, and national levels.Virginia's SOLs are available from the Virginia Department of Education, online at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/. Following are links to Water Radio episodes (various topics) designed especially for certain K-12 grade levels. Episode 250, 1-26-15 – on boiling, for kindergarten through 3rdgrade.Episode 255, 3-2-15 – on density, for 5th and 6th grade.Episode 282, 9-21-15 – on living vs. non-living, for kindergarten.Episode 309, 3-28-16 – on temperature regulation in animals, for kindergarten through 12th grade.Episode 333, 9-12-16 – on dissolved gases, especially dissolved oxygen in aquatic habitats, for 5thgrade.Episode 403, 1-15-18 – on freezing and ice, for kindergarten through 3rd grade.Episode 404, 1-22-18 – on ice on ponds and lakes, for 4ththrough 8th grade.Episode 406, 2-5-18 – on ice on rivers, for middle school.Episode 407, 2-12-18 – on snow chemistry and physics, for high school.
Brian Yablonski is the CEO of Property and Environment Research Center (PERC), an organization dedicated to conservation and free market environmentalism. He also served as chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. He has also been awarded for his work, named “Florida’s Wildlife Conservationist of the Year” in 2009 for his work advancing private land stewardship and presented with FLorida Audubon’s highest honor, “Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Award,” for his work on coastal bird species conservation. Tune in to hear about his research on market approaches to wildlife conservation and improving public lands management.
Last week was iCast week down in Orlando, FL. Many of us have been chomping at the bit to get back to business, see new products, network with new friends as well as get reconnected in person with some old ones. Before the big week officially kicked off, Captain Debbie Hanson, Gabriella MaGrath and myself has a little Women Making Waves breakout session to go visit a local waterway outside of Orlando. Captain Debbie got the inside scoop from one of her friends (Jim Sweatman) who works for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission on a great place we could rent a few kayaks, get out on the lake and have a good chance landing some largemouth bass. We chose to hit up the Winter Park Chain, and the lake we fished was super clear as it was spring-fed. We rented from a great guy who runs Peace of Mind Kayak Tours. It was a short paddle and through a canal to get to the lake we wanted to target. There was a lot of grass, so Texas-rigged Senkos seemed to be a good bet. It wasn't long before Gabriella McGrath and I were both hooked up! This was Gab's 1st time kayak fishing and only my 2nd, so that was a cool moment. You'll get to meet Gabriella in this episode and hear her story as she explores fishing moving from saltwater to more freshwater opportunities, plus you'll hear more about our little kayak fishing adventure. Enjoy! Mentioned in This Episode: iCast TakeMeFishing.org Follow Gabriella MaGrath @gabfishes on Instagram Captain Debbie Hanson's SheFishes2 Website Peace of Mind Kayak Tours - Winter Park, FL Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Additional Resources: The Woman Angler & Adventurer Facebook Page The Woman Angler & Adventurer Facebook Group The Woman Angler & Adventurer on Instagram The Woman Angler & Adventurer on YouTube Women's World of Fishing Monday Night Takeover YouTube Channel Listen on Apple Podcasts (subscribe and leave a review!) Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on iHeartRadio! Support our Sponsors! Lance Camper Freedom Boat Club Nashville Key West Boats St. Croix Rods Hellwig Suspension Products RUNCL (10% OFF Discount Code: TWA10RUN) Stealth Rod Holders Al's Goldfish Lure Co. YOLOtek (use Coupon Code Angie for free shipping!) Additional Mentions: Lady Bass Anglers Association National Professional Anglers Association Waypoint Outdoor Podcast Collective Full episode notes are available at thewomanangler.com/194 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Lonnie Sushil is a game warden with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (SA), and is the Commander of the SA Special Operations Group (SOG). Florida's SOG group was created after 9/11 and focuses on homeland security as well as public service. Lonnie commands 14 operators in the alpha south region of the state. Our Sponsors: Thin Green Line Podcast Sovereign Sportsman Solutions “A Cowboy in the Woods” Book Hunt of a Lifetime Maine's Operation Game Thief Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH International Wildlife Crime Stoppers Here's What We Discuss: Merging of Thin Green Line into Warden's Watch Lonnie's background Creation of SOG in Florida Duties of the group Diversity of warden training Ecosystem differences within Florida SOG is a collateral duty Collaborative training Picking out the oddities Academy and training Female officers Assess people up front Credits Hosts: Wayne Saunders and John Nores Producer: Jay Ammann Social Media/Marketing: Morgan Day Find More Here: Website Apple Podcasts Spotify Facebook Facebook Fan Page Instagram Twitter Spreadshirt Stitcher Tunein Megaphone YouTube RSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week's episode begins by discussing a puzzling decision by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to recommend opening a fishing season on goliath grouper.Our guest is Jono Miller, author of "The Palmetto Book: Histories and Mysteries of the Cabbage Palm." The Cabbage Palm is Florida's state tree and essential to understanding its history. What makes this tree unique? How has it influenced Florida history? What does it have to do with Elvis and gangsters? We get the lowdown from Jono who you can find online, here.At the end of the episode, Craig mentioned the Gizella Kopsick Arboretum in St. Petersburg which has examples of every palm species growing on Earth. You can learn more about them here.This week's episode is presented by Eco-Pathways.com, a Florida company that has developed an engineered material for use in dune walkovers, boardwalks, docks and piers that will stand up to our harsh conditions for decades longer than plain wood or pressurized lumber. Eco-Pathways modular design makes it easy to install and the engineered material doesn't splinter or fade like wood, there are no rusty nails sticking up like wood has, and it doesn't contain the toxic chemicals of pressurized lumber.
Dr. David Steen works for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission where he leads amphibian and reptile research efforts. Chris and Dave talk about how persistence and hard work led to a diversity of experiences and jobs as he worked towards his current position. They talk about some of the species priorities that his group prioritizes and how they develop those priorities. Dave also has created a Foundation called Living Alongside Wildlife and they discuss the grant making approach the foundation employs. Finally, Dave has published a book on snake myths and he discusses issues covered in the book, such how the size of snakes are typically grossly exaggerated and what science tells us about the true size of snakes.
This week Julie chats with Dr. Dominique Lazarre, associated research scientist at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission about her journey (spoiler: dolphins were her gateway animal), her current work, and our need for science outreach and literacy in the general public. Get in touch with Dominique: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dominique-lazarre-40032aa4/ Get in touch with us! Julie on Twitter: @FishVecchio The Podcast is on Twitter: @FisheriesPod Instagram and Facebook: FisheriesPodcast Become a Patron of the Fisheries Podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/FisheriesPodcast Buy podcast merch: https://teespring.com/stores/the-fisheries-podcast-fan-shop Thanks as always to Andrew Gialanella for the fantastic music.
Today the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to prohibit Trap, Neuter and Release of feral cats and to eradicate feral cats by killing them. Dear Howie, I spent the afternoon finishing the editing of the emails you so kindly kept and copied me with. I needed the distraction of your precious words and thoughts to ease the blow of today's events. It's like the first time you realise that life isn't fair or that the good guys don't always win, when your confidence in the "system" is shattered. I wonder how many times you can lose that innocence before becoming cynical? As tragic as this is, I know that life is unfolding as it should. Afterward, everyone was crying. I had to drive and couldn't afford myself the luxury of breaking down, so I kept focused on you. Everyone kept saying that they wished they were as strong as I am, and as stoic, but I couldn't tell them why I was able to deal with the disappointment. I couldn't tell them that I lean on you for that strength. I couldn't tell them that I would have the comfort of your arms tonight, because they don't have that. 11 of us went to lunch afterward to commiserate. Linda and Frank had each other, but the other 8 women at the table are all aging women who have no mate to comfort them. This whole issue was a gender based argument, because typically women don't hunt nor delight in shooting defenseless animals. Of course that lead to a lot of discussion about how these women had chosen their mission of protecting feral cats over having relationships with men who didn't care. The last half hour was Pamela who is 54 and who had way too much wine at lunch. She said she had never been able to find a man that was capable of washing his own underwear, much less understanding of how she could spend hours cleaning litter boxes. She said how much she hates being lonely and never having anyone who was there for her, but that she had chosen that over being with a man who had no comprehension of the value of life other than his own. As you saw, she is an attractive woman with a Masters degree, a good job and a kind and nurturing heart, and yet she has never found a person who would be compliment to her life. That is sad. That could have been me. She said that she was glad to see that there was a man in my house and hoped that you would be supportive of my efforts. Because she asked, I told her that you are my rock, but I would like to have been able to tell her just how wonderful you are. I can't tell them, without making them more miserable, but I can tell you. You are all I ever needed. All I ever wanted. I thank God for you! Love, Carole Howie replied: Thanks Carole. I hope you understand that you have brought a peace and purpose to my life that, for me, is every bit as meaningful as the things that I am so glad that I can bring to your life. (Note from the future. I am pretty sure this was after the FWC meeting where Vernon Yates attacked me and ended up in a fist fight with Lance Ramos, who had jumped in to protect me and Barbara Frank. Vernon Yates had ran up behind me and raised his arm to strike me from behind when Barbara saw it and stepped in between us. His blow landed on tiny little Barbara and Lance Ramos was having none of that. Lance had no affinity for me or my volunteers, but he wasn't going to let that brute attack a woman and the two of them rolled on the lawn in a fist fight. Lance yelled at us to run, which we did. Lance was all muscle so we had no worries about who was going to win that match.) I've been writing my story since I was able to write, but when the media goes to share it, they only choose the parts that fit their idea of what will generate views. If I'm going to share my story, it should be the whole story. The titles are the dates things happened. If you have any interest in who I really am please start at the beginning of this playlist: http://savethecats.org/ I know there will be people who take things out of context and try to use them to validate their own misconception, but you have access to the whole story. My hope is that others will recognize themselves in my words and have the strength to do what is right for themselves and our shared planet. You can help feed the cats at no cost to you using Amazon Smile! Visit BigCatRescue.org/Amazon-smile You can see photos, videos and more, updated daily at BigCatRescue.org Check out our main channel at YouTube.com/BigCatRescue Music (if any) from Epidemic Sound (http://www.epidemicsound.com) This video is for entertainment purposes only and is my opinion.
As a native Floridian, Chad Crawford has always loved his home state, and he’s made it his mission to share it with the world. He’s often called Florida’s Ambassador for this very reason. Emmy® award-winning how to Do florida with Chad Crawford began as a way to combine Chad’s passions – filmmaking, Florida, and literally anything outdoors – but has evolved into a passion project. The more he travels the state, meeting people whose livelihood is the land (and water), the more aware he has become of the issues facing Florida – namely the water crisis. He has worked alongside Florida Fish and Wildlife, Coastal Conservation Association, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Department of Agriculture, Everglades Foundation, Captains for Clean Water, and author Richard Louv in directed efforts to help preserve Florida’s natural resources, and to communicate how we can all be part of solving the environmental problems the state is facing today.
Kevin Kemp with Kemp Outside grew up #camping, #fishing and boating and now shares his loves for the outdoors with his wife and sons. He graduated Purdue University with a degree in Wildlife Management and had a career as a wildlife biologist with the #Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and now works full time for the family business Kemp Design Services when not exploring state parks and making video reviews of campsites. He is now also a special guest host on a web series about camping, Let's Go Campin' with Mount Comfort RV.
This week's episode begins with Craig Pittman and Chadd Scott discussing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's unanimous ruling to ban the possession of a large number of non-native snakes and lizards in the hopes of avoiding their introduction into the state's ecosystem like as happened with the Burmese python and tegu lizard.Our guest is Jack Davis who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2017 for nonfiction with his book, "The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea." Craig and Chadd discuss Jack's time on the Gulf, his perspectives on the uses and abuses of the Gulf, what causes the Gulf Dead Zone, why he's optimistic about the Gulf's future, his favorite Gulfside restaurant and much more.If you're interested in this topic, be sure to listen to previous "Welcome to Florida" episodes on Tarpon Fishing in Homosassa Bay and how industrial agriculture is destroying Florida's water supply.If you'd like to help support Gulf of Mexico conservation, the Audubon Society's Gulf Restoration program is a great place to start.
Hear how a generous land donation from the DeLuca family to the University of Florida has turned into a conservation, education opportunity for the next generation and beyond. Host Chris Jennings discusses this massive land donation with DU CEO Adam Putnam; Florida Fish and Wildlife Foundation CEO Andy Walker; and Vice President of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the University of Florida Dr. Scott Angle. Each provide insights as to the how this conservation effort benefits a wide range of organizations, people, wildlife, the next generation. www.ducks.org/DUPodcast
What factors are really impacting the loss of Apalachicola's world-famous oysters? A new research project called the Apalachicola Bay System Initiative is out to get the answers and use those results to guide future policy regarding the bay's iconic seafood. To talk about it are: Georgia Ackerman, executive director Apalachicola Riverkeeper; Sandra Brooke, FSU Coastal and Marine Lab faculty member; Jim Estes, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission fisheries researcher; Anita Grove, Apalachicola City Commissioner; Shannon Hartsfield, 4th generation Franklin County seafood worker; and Ricky Jones, chair, Franklin County Commission.
(HOMOSASSA SPRINGS, Fla.) — State and federal wildlife officials are investigating reports of a manatee found with “Trump” drawn on its back in a Florida river. The aquatic mammal was spotted over the weekend in the Homosassa River in Citrus County, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed. The area is about 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Tampa.
Kathleen opens the show tasting one of her new favorite wines: a cabernet sauvignon from Haber Family Vineyards that was given to her as a Christmas present from her good friends Nancy & Mark. DOLLY PARTON QUOTE: Kathleen reads a Dolly Parton quote involving her songs and children. DOLLY’S 75th BIRTHDAY IS APPROACHING: Kathleen reminds listeners that Dolly’s 75th birthday is approaching, and she provides an address to send birthday cards to Dolly: PO Box 150307 Nashville, TN 37215-0307Kathleen feels as though this birthday should be a true celebration, not only because Dolly is her favorite “queen” in the Pub, but also because Dolly is a badass senior citizen from her philanthropic efforts to considering posing for Playboy at age 75. “BAD GOOD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food, Kathleen describes to listeners Cheetos Bold n Cheesy Mac n Cheese, which she’s excited to make because Cheetos are one of her favorite snacks on the planet. She follows up the segment with a sweet treat that always excites her: cookies from The Honolulu Cookie Company, which she was thrilled to receive from her friend Lorene.BANKSY MURALS DEFACED IN NEW ORLEANS: Kathleen follows up on earlier Pubcast episodes discussing Banksy murals, disclosing that she wasn’t previously aware that there are 2 of his murals located in New Orleans. A recent news report out of the city states that Banksy works “The Gray Ghost” and “Umbrella. Girl” were defaced with other graffiti bearing the words “Team Robbo” and “King Robbo,” respectively. The graffitied words refer to a rivalry between Banksy and the late British street artist King Robbo. DOG-SIZED LIZARDS SPREADING IN SOUTHERN US: As a follow up to Episode Five, Kathleen tells listeners that the Tegu Lizards (who are native to South America) have taken over the Florida Everglades and are migrating to GA, SC, AL, and TX.PYTHON JERKY: Kathleen is horrified to report that Florida scientists are working to confirm whether Burmese pythons are safe for human consumption. The species has taken over the Florida Everglades, and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission are investigating the mercury levels in the snakes to determine if they are safe to be eaten. Kathleen goes on to describe recipes that a female python hunter claims to be safe and delicious, and scoffs at the hunter’s recommendation that the snakes make unbelievably flavorful jerky. FAST FOOD IN POMPEII: In alignment with Kathleen’s love of history, she shares an article with listeners that a “fast food” counter was recently uncovered in Pompeii. Since the restaurant seemed to be evacuated in a rushed manner, she speculates on the activity in the building when the eruption occurred. Kathleen then tells listeners about her own trip to Pompeii as part of a vacation when she took her mom to Rome to see the Vatican. DROWNING PELOTON: Kathleen laughs out loud as she reads how the primary founder of the Peloton bike, John Foley, prepares both himself and his workout area every morning prior to his class. She reads about the ups and downs of Peloton’s financial history, crushing its stock with its 2019 Christmas commercial, and now its souring stock while everyone is forced out of gyms amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Kathleen recreates that fatal commercial that would spark her own motivation.CRYPTOCURRENCY RISES: As listeners know, Kathleen has been following and investing in cryptocurrency for years. Her primary Crypto investment is with Ethereum, which she chose based on its cool logo. Kathleen reviews the history of cryptocurrency, boasts about the ingenuity of the Winklevoss twins to predict the rise of Bitcoin, and shares all of her excitement about cryptocurrency becoming more mainstream as an NFL player has recently requested to be paid in Bitcoin, Paypal accepts Bitcoin, and Facebook has announced the launch of their own cryptocurrency. THE ZODIAC KILLER: In continuing with her interest in serial killers, Kathleen talks about the recent announcement that codebreakers have claimed to have solved the 51-year-old Zodiac Killer puzzle. She reviews all of the known detail in the unresolved cases and identity of this evil man, and tells listeners to watch “The Most Dangerous Animal Of All” on Hulu.THE MOST PROLIFIC SERIAL KILLER OF ALL TIME: Kathleen closes the Pub with detailed information about Samuel Little, who has claimed 93 murders by strangulation in the US.
What’s in the news: an auto shop in Dania Beach, Florida lifted the hood of a mustang to investigate a check engine light. They found a 10-foot-long Burmese python in the engine compartment. Florida Fish and Wildlife were called in to remove the animal.https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/10/30/us/florida-mustang-snake-trnd/index.htmlDiscussions:Right to Repair https://massrighttorepair.org/"Car Shield" https://carshield.com/protection-plans/Driving in the left lane: The new law specifies drivers should only use the left lane for passing, unless the right lane is closed, is in disrepair or is otherwise impassable. Drivers could also use the left lane for a left-hand turn or left exit.spark plugs'97 JeepLincoln Crown Victoriaexpensive mode actuatortransmission fluid in the oilhow to service your vehiclecan't get recall fixedtransmission fluid in the gasblack smokewhat's the best truck http://autocorrect.mpbonline.org/episodes/auto-correct-trucksHere are the recalls for the week: Toyota Expands Fuel Pump Recall to 3.3 Million Vehicles: Dealers will replace the fuel pump for free. We’ll have the list of all these vehicles on the info page for this show. 94,000 Audi Q7s from 2018-20 are Recalled for Roof Pillar Padding- Dealers will replace the deformation element on the C-pillars for free350,000 2013-2017 Ford Explorers from 2013-2017 are Recalled for Possible Suspension Fracture194,000 2018-2020 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC Vehicles from 2018-2020 are Recalled for Transmission IssueYou can find out if your car has a past recall by going to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and inputting your VIN number. Or find their SaferCar app.Consumer Reports gave the label “Never Buy” to 30 used cars. Today, we’re going to caution you about:VW Tiguan: Volkswagen had a tough run early in the decade when it came to making reliable cars. In the case of the VW Tiguan, the SUV flunked the test in 2011 and 2013. For those four model years, Tiguan was far below average for reliability due to engine problems, electrical work, and power equipment. The 2012 model was only marginally better.Please consider reading up on the reliability of this car before purchasing it as a used car, suggests Consumer Reports. https://www.consumerreports.org/used-cars/used-cars-to-avoid-buying/ https://www.carcomplaints.com/ is another resource for unreliable car lists. If you’re interested in reviews of new cars Casey Williams is the automotive correspondent for WFYI in Indianapolis, he’s also on You Tube: AutoCasey. His review this week is on the 2020 Cadillac CT4-V, Subaru WRX STi https://www.wfyi.org/news/authors/casey-williams See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On this week’s Friday Media Roundtable, we discussed some of the top stories in Northeast Florida, including: The city is looking at giving Lot J developers a $65.5 million interest-free loan . T he University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Polling Lab released two polls this week. Local retailers haved launched the Shop Jax campaign to encourage residents to support local businesses amidst the opening of the new Jacksonville Beach Whole Foods location . The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has captured an emu chasing people on the Westside . Our guests were: AG Gancarski of Florida Politics Tim Gibbons of the Jacksonville Business Journal WJCT news contributor Fred Matthews And journalist Claire Goforth . Coming Out Day Goes Virtual Local nonprofit JASMYN is hosting its annual Coming Out Day breakfast online this year. Keynote speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Dr. Jericho Brown , will be joined by Jimmy Midyette , this year’s Diamond Award winner. JASMYN CEO
Sometimes the answer to your biggest problem is in fact the problem itself. In this episode, we discuss a new pilot project in Glades County involving AguaCulture and my family's Lazy JP Ranch. This pilot project sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission along with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, co-sponsored by the South Florida Water Management District, and funded through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection seeks to employee a radically improved system for mechanical harvesting of invasive aquatic vegetation, converting it into an organic resource that leads to the removal of nutrients from our state's water bodies. No one method of control will solve the challenge ahead of us, but this new approach has the potential to be a very powerful weapon in the arsenal. ***** Become a supporter; sign up as a Patreon Member ! ***** Find Florida Art and Ranch Inspired Gear at Cowhunters Unlimited
What are the most common injuries sea turtles suffer from? And how does a sea turtle veterinarian go about treating those injuries? Dr. Max Polyak, DVM, answers these questions and more as he discusses his successes at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, his Sea Turtle University. Found a sick or injured sea turtle in Florida? Call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at 1-888-404-FWCC (3922) and (if near Juno Beach) Loggerhead Marinelife Center 24 Emergency Response at 561-603-0211 Species Spotlight: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/8005/12881238 Episode Links: https://marinelife.org, https://marinelife.org/careers/sea-turtle-rehabilitation-veterinary-externship/, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/marine-life-distress/online-sea-turtle-necropsy-lecture-series, https://seaturtleguardian.org/, https://unity.edu/faculty/dr-max-polyak/
Craig and Chadd begin this episode looking at Florida's checkered history of hosting political conventions. Craig wrote about the topic for Politico.com earlier in the summer as the Republicans were supposed to nominate Donald Trump in Jacksonville in late August before the event was cancelled due to COVID-19 health concerns.This episode's guest is author Sarah Gerard who penned a series of essay's collectively titled "Sunshine State: Essays." One of the essays shares the story of the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary and its founder Ralph Heath. Heath oversaw the Tampa-area wildlife rehab facility from its heights as the largest nonprofit wild bird hospital and sanctuary in the United States and tourist attraction, to run down and under investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Every Florida story seemingly has a bright side and a dark side, this one brighter and darker than most.
On episode 4 of the Hunt. Fish. Florida Podcast our host Taylor Willis and sit in co-host Alex Sturgill “The Producer” sit down with central Florida fishing guide Captain Tony Summers. The conversation was supposed to be about summertime bass fishing, but it turned into so much more. We hope you enjoy the podcast as much as we did recording it.Please check us out on social media:www.facebook.com/huntfishfloridawww.instagram.com/huntfishflorida
Coming soon, Casino Reef and Shedding Some Light the Coral Care Difference. This week Jeremy had some differed maintenance demand to be taken care of and is seeing good growth in the frag system, Peter is making progress on algae, enjoying some healthy fish and growing out a very interesting Zoa garden. All this and more on Episode 120 of the Reef News Network. RNN Listener Coupon Codes: Marine Depot 10% off your order REEFNEWS Reef Kinetics - $50 off ReefBot RKLOVESRNN Show Watch 2020 MACNA Phoenix Canceled RAP California August 15/16 RAP Orlando - Sept 26/27 *New Venue Caribe Royale Orlando RAP New York - Dec 12/13 Greater Niagara - Sept 19/20 Powered By: Fritz Aquatics: www.fritzaquatics.com ReefBreeders: www.reefbreeders.com Sicce: www.sicce.com/en/ News: Jeremy- Kat Dhawan - It's been 2 years since Kevin Costa from Hanna Instruments talked to me about the possibility of a Nitrate checker on a podcast I did for Marine Depot. They announced the upcoming checker less than 24 hours ago and I bet everybody is itching to pre-order. It still feels like the best kept secret though because at the time of writing this article, a search for nitrate checker on Hanna's website did not show the cute new lilac family member. In fact, even Hanna's instagram is curiously silent on the subject. I found a link to the much-awaited checker from a different Instagram Hanna has. https://bit.ly/RNNnewsJeremy120 Peter - New snorkeling reef at Casino Beach finished, wildlife already appearing. Escambia County's new snorkeling reef at Casino Beach is finally installed and already attracting wildlife. Contractors for the county wrapped up installation Saturday morning on the reef, which is located roughly 600 to 700 feet off the shore, depending on the tide, east of the fishing pier. The project was paid for with a $59,500 grant from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission grant and is made up of 17 reef modules. https://bit.ly/RNNnewsPeter120 Main Topic: Interview with Luc Vogels of Phillips on the Coral Care V2 light. Outro: Please like our Facebook and Instagram pages as well as subscribe to the Podcast Reef News Network: www.reefnewsnetwork.com Reef News Road Trip: https://bit.ly/2LZfoKd . Instagram: ReefNewsNetwork Hashtags to follow #ReefNewsNetwork , #RNN , #RNNnation Listener Calls: Go to: www.reefnewsnetwork.com click the tab on the right side of the page to leave us a voicemail. Reviews/Ratings: Reviews and Ratings help us reach new heights and continue to produce quality content, let us know how we are doing.
Jamie Clift Rager, Public Relations Specialist Division of Habitat and Species Conservation at Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, joined AM Tampa Bay to discuss the dog-killing cane toads are back.
This week we cover safe hunting practices as outlined by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and share some of our mishaps and misfortunes along the way. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/underpressureoutdoor/message
Carol Lyn Parrish with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission tells us more about these reptiles, also known as Cane toads, as well as gators...it's mating season for both.
Amanda Nalley, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesperson, joined AM Tampa Bay to discuss the FWC needs your input on the future management of the flounder fishery.
The Overnight Underground News Podcast, now the headlines: More rioting in Minneapolis and protests in LA & Memphis. Troubles for democracy continue in Hong Kong. The Trump Twitter wars begun they have. GE turns out the lights & bears like doughnuts, who knew! These stories and more on today’s Overnight Underground News. I’m John Ford. Minneapolis burns The second night of unrest in Minneapolis sure looked like a bonafide riot. Angered over the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis PD, protesters turned into rioters and looted a Target, burned down multiple buildings including an auto parts store and a low income housing project. Business owners brandished firearms to protect their stores from looting and at least one shooting death has been reported. According to a reporter from the Star-Tribune, the shooting death allegedly involved a pawn shop owner shooting a looter. So what’s next? Probably the National Guard. The Minneapolis Mayor reportedly has asked Governor Tim Walz to deploy the Guard. The Governor has yet to publicly respond to the request. It’s unfortunate, but some people just want to watch the world burn. LA squirms On the left coast, protesters in solidarity with their brethren in Minneapolis shut down the 101 freeway and smashed windows on a CHP patrol car. One person was injured when he fell from the hood of a patrol car as it sped from the scene after being mobbed by demonstrators. The Protesters later dispersed and it was all over by six thirty, no arrests were made. NBC Los Angeles also reported further protests in downtown LA later in the night. Protests also took place in Memphis, and arrests were reportedly made there. According to Fox News, President Trump has ordered the FBI and Justice Department to investigate the death of Floyd. What a year 2020 is turning out to be. I don’t even want to think about what’s next. Hong Kong on the skids On the other side of the globe, things are not much better. Unrest boiled over in Hong Kong following the Chinese government rubber stamping the new Hong Kong security law. The new law authorizes the commie pinko Chinese government to prevent, quote: "secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference" in the formerly semi-autonomous city. The new law pretty much officially ends the "one country-two systems" rule in the former British colony. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China. (captain obvious) So what’s next? Possible sanctions imposed by the US on China and in the end, an erosion of Hong Kong as a financial hub as investors see the city as being a risky place to invest. The Twitter wars begun they have The Trump Twitter war continues again today. Following the companies “fact checking” of Trumps twats yesterday, the President said he is set to announce an executive order to 'regulate' social media platforms. Yea, good luck with that. (Byte-airplane-tell you boot good luck were all counting on you) The President Tweeted this morning, (What the hell we supposed to do you moron), that today, quote: “will be a Big Day for Social Media and FAIRNESS!” You know if he holds a press conference and starts demanding the government liberate compuserve, we’re all flucked. A leak of Trump’s alleged executive order has shown up on social media, that link is of course, available at overnightunderground.com. Facebook’s Zuckerberg just had to get in on the action too, telling Fox News that private companies shouldn't be 'the arbiter of truth'. Seems to me that Fakebook may not want to be the arbiter of truth but it sure looks like they would love to become overlords of their own little de facto internet. In other amusing Twatter news, Newsweek is reporting that Twitter's head of site integrity compared Trump's senior counselor Kellyanne Conway to the Nazi government's Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels in a 2017 Tweet. I wonder if the department of site integrity will fact check that one? Twitter head of site integrity, talk about the propaganda pot calling the kettle black. Joltin’ Joe Biden ain’t Here’s our audio sound byte of the day, and it’s a quickie. It comes to us from presumptive democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, mixing up his sports analogies. It’s a swing and a punt for Biden. Turn out the lights After over a hundred years of GE is getting out of the light bulb business. Ars Technica reports that GE is selling off its last consumer-facing business. The Wall Street Journal notes that the deal is valued at about two hundred and fifty million dollars. All this begs the questions: Does General Electric still do or make anything electric? And what about their promise of bringing good things to life? The Hot Pocket bank heist Most people breaking into a bank to steal the money. Like famed bank robber Willie Sutton once said when asked why he robbed banks, “Because that’s where the money is.” News 10 San Diego reports that a man apparently broke into a Wells Fargo bank Wednesday morning just so he could heat up his Hot Pocket sandwiches. That’s the alleged perp talking with a News 10 reporter as he was led handcuffed from the bank. You know, you just can’t make this shit up. Donuts and bears oh my How did police in Fort Myers, Florida trap a black bear that was roaming the downtown streets of the city? According to the News Press, why with donuts of course. The po po used their trusty supply of Krispy Kreme’s to lure the bear so wildlife biologists could nab the fury perp. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Adam Brown. I could go for the low hanging fruit here and point out that it was a black bear, so the cops could have just shot him or choked him out, but I won’t.
Good news! We are in Phase 1? What is that? Today Shelley shares information from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis regarding Phase 1 of getting back to normal from COVID-19. Great news if you want to go out to eat or have elective surgery, not so much if you want to go to the gym or grab a cocktail at your favorite bar. Shelley also discusses what this means for the real estate market in Sarasota and she gives us a quick market update! (Plus Ed gets a new office chair and renews his real estate sellers license.) Links in this episode: c21shelley.com (https://www.shelleypanas.com/) ) CDC Guidelines for COVID-19 (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) (https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/alligator/) #c21shelley #sellingsarasota #c21beggins #lovefl Contact me about buying your Florida home today! Shelley Panas email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) 941.960.5115
In today's episode Shelley picks a new way to start the show and explains how closing on a home has changed over the years. Also it's ALLIGATOR MATING SEASON! We discuss some tips on how to live with alligators if you live in Florida or are thinking about relocating to the Sunshine State. Links in this episode: c21shelley.com (https://www.shelleypanas.com/) ) CDC Guidelines for COVID-19 (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) (https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/alligator/) The CE Shop (https://www.theceshop.com/) (real estate education)
Joshua Kellam began his service to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in February 2018. He is the President of the Florida Division of ESG Enterprises and is also a member of the Water Resource Advisory Coalition of the South Florida Water Management District. Joshua has a broad background in the areas of agriculture, governmental affairs, and management.
Author Connie Mann discusses her newest romantic suspense novels, the Florida Wildlife Warriors series. In this latest series, Connie introduces her readers to Florida's untamed wilderness and a different kind of law enforcement officer—the tough and rugged agents of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Connie is a nature lover and a US Coast Guard-licensed boat captain who enjoys using Florida's landscape and waterways as the settings for her romantic suspense stories.