Mammals

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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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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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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Bobcat

 Bobcat

 

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Bobcat Behind 171 Windsong
Photo Courtesy of Dick Hodges

 

The bobcat is a beautiful mammal that, if you are lucky, you may see in or around TGO.  At times, you will hear of a sighting of a mother bobcat with one or more of her kittens.  We have seen bobcats on our RV lot on Oak Cove, strolling through our backyard on Grande Haven (see photos from our wildlife camera in the article) and on the golf cart nature trail in addition to other places around TGO.  Thank you to Dick Hodges and Taylor Durham for use of their photographs.   Read more about the bobcat…

 

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Florida’s Squirrels

Florida’s Squirrels

 

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Eastern Gray Squirrel
Photo Courtesy of Hobie Kurtz

 

Of the three species of tree squirrels in Florida, the Eastern Gray Squirrel is the species you are most likely to see at TGO.  Their antics can be entertaining to watch or they can be frustrating to deal with when they clean out a bird feeder.  Read more about Florida’s Squirrels…

 

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Coyotes

 Coyotes

©Darlene B. Durham 2014

 

Coyote Photo Courtesy of UF/IFAS

Coyote
Photo Courtesy of UF/IFAS

 

The TGO Nature Center recently informed the community of the newly discovered presence of coyotes within TGO.  We have added an article on coyotes to the “Educational Series”.  Read more about coyotes…

If you have a photo of a coyote taken within TGO or Florida that you would let us use on this website, please use the contact links to the right and let Darlene know.  Thanks!!

 

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Coyotes At TGO

Coyotes At TGO

©Darlene B. Durham 2014

 

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Coyote
Photo Courtesy of UF/IFAS

 

On August 29 and 31, Karl & Elaine Gerwe on Harmony Lane captured a video of a coyote in their yard on their wildlife camera. Each night the camera caught what looks like a different single coyote. The Gerwe’s house is in close proximity to the TGO Nature Center.

As with other wildlife we have at TGO, we need to be vigilant about not letting pets stray outside and be alert when walking our pets, especially at night.  Please also remember that for the safety of our pets, they are not allowed on any of the trails.

 

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White-Tailed Deer

White-Tailed Deer

 ©Darlene B. Durham 2014

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

We are fortunate to have many of the beautiful white-tailed deer at TGO. The white-tailed deer gets its name from its tail that is brown on the top and white on the underside.  When a white-tailed deer senses danger, it will raise its tail and wave it like a flag to warn other deer of danger. The mother deer will also use her raised tail for her fawn to follow in dimly lit environments.  Read more about the white-tailed deer…

 

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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.