When people think of Florida or visiting the sights, what do they think of?
For most people, it’s some combination of alligators, flamingos, manatees, and sea turtles with a sprinkling of Disney World, Kennedy Space Center, and the beaches.
This episode explores the truth about iconic Florida.
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 the many symbols and icons used in Florida advertising and in the media.
For instance, we see flamingos everywhere on Florida merchandise and in media about Florida … but have you ever seen a wild flamingo in Florida?
Check it out, below on Spotify, or on your favorite podcast platform.
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- American Flamingo – https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/birds/waterbirds/american-flamingo
- All About Manatees- https://myfwc.com/education/wildlife/manatee/facts-and-information
- All About Sea Turtles- https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/sea-turtle/where-to-view/
How You Can Help:
- View Manatees Responsibly – https://myfwc.com/education/wildlife/manatee/viewing-guidelines/
- Help Keep Our Sea Turtles Safe – https://myfwc.com/research/wildlife/sea-turtles/florida/faq/.
- Visit Real Florida When Vacationing or Staycationing:
Sources for this Episode:
- John Audubon’s journal entries – www.audubon.org/birds-of-america/american-flamingo
- George Archibald McCall – (TW: graphic discussion about the culinary uses of flamingo meat) www.google.com/books/edition/Letters_from_the_Frontiers/bA0EZPPKc_QC?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=flamingo
- Kennedy Space Center – www.kennedyspacecenter.com/blog/07/the-wild-side-of-kennedy-space-center
- Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge – www.fws.gov/refuge/merritt-island/visit-us/activities
- Disney Wildnerness Preserve – www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/the-disney-wilderness-preserve/
- UF/IFAS Assessment: Coconut Palm – https://assessment.ifas.ufl.edu/assessments/cocos-nucifera/
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