Education Series

Please Do Not Feed The Alligators!

Please Do Not Feed The Alligators!

 

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A couple asked what could be done about a woman they had seen feeding the alligators from the bridge over the Addison Canal by the Nature Center. Read more…

 

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Three-Legged Deer

Three-Legged Deer

 

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Photo Courtesy of Katherine Swoope

 

In the summer of 2016, Katherine Swoope took this phenomenal photo of a three legged White-Tailed Deer and her fawn. Read more…

 

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Downed Eagle Nest Tree

Downed Eagle Nest Tree

 

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Photo Courtesy of Betty Salter

 

The Bald Eagle’s nest tree as well as a good number of other trees went down during Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Read more…

 

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Bats

Bats

 

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Photo Courtesy of Sandy Juba

 

To learn more about our bats, click here for an article by Linda Adams about the only flying mammal.

 

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American Alligator

American Alligator

 

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Photo Courtesy of Hobie Kurtz

 

As anyone familiar with Florida knows, we have American Alligators.  Learn about them in the TGO Nature Center’s article which is part of our educational series.  Read more...

 

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Monarch Update – March 2016

Monarch Update – March 2016

 

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Photo Courtesy of John Roberts

 

John Roberts gives an update on the plantings around Lake Judy and interesting information regarding the Monarch Butterfly.  Click here to read more…

 

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Cardinal

Cardinal

 

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Photo Courtesy of Hobie Kurtz

 

Do you know how the cardinal got its name?  You might be surprised.  Learn this and other interesting facts about this beautiful bird from an article written by Cary Salter.   Read more about the cardinal…

 

 

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Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly

 

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Photo Courtesy of Betty Salter

 

Unfortunately, the population of this beautiful butterfly is declining rapidly.  The plight of the Monarch Butterfly is so serious that in February 2015 the Federal Government allocated money in an effort to save this special species.  Cary Salter wrote an excellent article about Monarchs and included some beautiful photos.   Read more about the Monarch Butterfly…

 

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Armadillo

Armadillo

 

Photo Courtesy of Cary Salter

Photo Courtesy of Cary Salter


We have all seen the damage these little mammals can cause in our yards here at TGO.  But with all of our wildlife, the armadillo has its place in nature and our ecosystem.  Cary Salter’s informative and, at times, humorous article explores the armadillo’s world.  Read more about the Armadillo…

 

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Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

 

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Photo Courtesy of Cary Salter

 

One of our beautiful herons we see at TGO is the little blue heron.  Learn how to tell the difference between the “little blue” and our other blue herons.  To make it a little more challenging, during its first year of life the bird is totally white and looks like some of our other white birds.  Cary Salter tells us how to identify this beautiful bird no matter what color it is!   Read more about the little blue heron…

 

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Resurrection Fern

Resurrection Fern

 

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Photo Courtesy of Cary Salter

 

We are so fortunate to have many different plants at TGO.  One amazing plant is the Resurrection Fern.  This plant will dry up and look dead when it does not receive water but then “resurrects” once it rains.  Cary Salter describes this plant and where we can find it at TGO.  He also shares wonderful photos so we can identify this fern to watch the resurrection ourselves.  Read more about the Resurrection Fern…

 

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Why Do Some Snakes Eat Themselves?

 Why Do Some Snakes Eat Themselves?

 

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Photo Courtesy of Bob Rosenberger

 

Bob Rosenberger, a TGO resident and owner of Golfcarts Unlimited, found this snake that appears to have tried to eat itself.  TGO Nature Center member, Cary Salter, researched this unusual behavior and discovered why some snakes do try to eat themselves.   Read more about this unusual behavior…

 

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Fishy Sounds

Fishy Sounds

by John Roberts

 

Our resident fish and fishing expert, John Roberts, wrote an article in 2014 about how some fish communicate.  Read more about these “Fishy Sounds”…

 

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Astronomy

Astronomy

 

Astronomy is the study of the universe and the celestial bodies, gas, and dust within it.  Florida is a perfect place to view the world above us.  Read more about astronomy…

 

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Pesky Pests

Pesky Pests

 

I have uploaded another interesting article written by Linda Adams on some of Florida’s pesky pests like the fire ant, love bug and mosquito.  Read more about these pesky pests…

 

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Contact Us

To reserve the meeting room, contact:

Josiah Monk at Recreation Services for reservations on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Loretta Anne’ for all other times.