New Episode from Naturally Florida
Naturally Florida (a podcast about Florida’s natural areas and the wild things that live here) recently released a new episode about Florida’s gopher tortoises.
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Learn more about the Gopher Tortoise:
- Watch our webinar: https://youtu.be/1QhwxOb0Cb4
- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission – Gopher Tortoise Program: https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/gopher-tortoise/
- The Gopher Tortoise Council – https://gophertortoisecouncil.org/gopher-tortoise
How You Can Help the Gopher Tortoise:
- Help get them out of the road – Place them on the side of the road in the direction they were heading (Note: Do not place them in water)
- Avoid disturbing gopher tortoise burrows (this includes pets)
- Add native forage species to your yard – https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/gopher-tortoise/help/plant-guide/
- Support prescribed burning in your area to support the ecosystems that support gopher tortoises
- Support longleaf pine restoration efforts wherever possible
- Find out what to do if you find a gopher tortoise near you (injured, healthy, or deceased): https://myfwc.com/education/wildlife/gopher-tortoise/tortoise-sightings/
Sources for this Episode:
- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission – Gopher Tortoise Education: https://myfwc.com/education/wildlife/gopher-tortoise/
- Fire Effects Information System – Species: Gopherus polyphemus – https://www.fs.usda.gov/database/feis/animals/reptile/gopo/all.html
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