Florida Sea Grant Extension in Collier County

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This blog is an opportunity for me to share with you my extension outreach efforts and useful information to make you a more informed coastal citizen. If you have any questions about what you see, feel free to contact me at fluech@ufl.edu.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Florida Master Field Trip to Keewaydin Island!

On Saturday I took my Florida Master Naturalist Class out to Keewaydin Island. It was a great opportunity to discuss barrier island ecology and explore some of the habitats found there. We did a walking transect of the island; first  first walked through a tidal creek and got up close and personal with our local mangrove species. Next we traversed through a coastal strand habitat being careful not to step on any prickly pear cacti or sand spurs! Finally, we checked out the dunes and associated vegetation and did a little self exploration on one of the most beatiful beaches in SW Florida. It was a great trip, and am looking forward to the next one.

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