Unsung Heroes and Great Birding at the Egret Marsh Stormwater Park and Wildlife Sanctuary and Other Conserved Areas; a tribute to Keith McCully, Alexis Peralta, and Indian River County’s Stormwater Division.

The President’s Hootby Richard H. Baker, Ph.D.March 2021 We are so lucky in our county to have such diverse habitats in which birds thrive. Conservation areas create great birding opportunities in Florida and Indian River County (IRC) for the experienced…

Florida Forever: Legislature Should Honor Article X, Section 28 of Florida’s Constitution

The President’s Hootby Richard H. Baker, Ph.D.February 2021 Seventy-five (75%) percent of Florida voters took matters into their own hands in 2014 and approved Amendment 1, the Florida Water and Land Conservation (“FWLC”) Initiative.  The ballot title for the amendment…

Plants are critical to all life on Earth, including ours!

Many of our natives plants are beautiful and enrich our quality of life. Plants are critical in our ecosystems by providing food (fruits & vegetables), climate-change reduction through carbon absorption, and they clean the water we drink and air we breathe. Because of our changing climate, and increasing development of houses, and roads, many plants are going extinct.