Education Series

The Green Anole

 The Green Anole

 

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Photo Courtesy of Gary Wittstock

 

We see these pretty little lizards all over TGO.  When I was a kid, we always referred to them as chameleons.  Though they share the unique ability to change their skin colors like true chameleons, these little lizards’ proper name is green anole.  Read more about the green anole…

 

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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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2015 TGO Nature Center Programs

 2015 TGO Nature Center Programs

 

Sandy Juba has done it again!  She has lined up some outstanding guest speakers to educate us on a diverse selection of topics on our Wednesday night Nature Center Programs.

Click here to see the dates and topics so you can mark your calendar.  You don’t want to miss a single one of these programs!

Thank you, Sandy!

 

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Shade Grown Coffee

 Shade Grown Coffee

 

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The Perfect Coffee!

 

Drinking shade grown coffee has a number of advantages including its exceptionally rich flavor. Shade grown coffee is organic and drinking it versus the coffee you purchase in the supermarket has a number of positive environmental effects.  Read more about shade grown coffee and how you can purchase it from the TGO Nature Center at wholesale prices…

 

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Palm Tree Pruning

Palm Tree Pruning

 

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Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

There always seems to be a a lot of activity this time of year in getting our yards and residences spruced up.  This includes having our palm trees trimmed.  Some folks, including landscaping companies, will over-prune palms which can cause damage to the trees.  Read more about how to properly trim and care for palm trees…

 

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Another Honey Bee Rescue

Another Honey Bee Rescue

©Darlene B. Durham 2014

 

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Honey Bees on a Wood Barrel
Photo Courtesy of Sandy Juba

 

On August 28, Sandy Juba and bee expert, Kim Powell, went to Peter and Linda Batchelar’s house on Harmony Lane to remove honey bees which had taken up residency on a wood barrel.  Kim relocated the bees to his farm and they will continue their life’s work of pollinating.

We have an article on this website about the importance of honey bees as pollinators which you can access by clicking here.  The article also has photos of the bee rescue on Sunset from earlier this summer.

Thank you Peter and Linda for choosing to have the bees relocated so they can continue their important pollination work instead of having them exterminated!

 

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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.