Category: Conservation

Video of St. Marks NWR Fresnel lens removal

Previously I posted a gallery of images from the Fresnel lens removal at the historic St. Marks Refuge lighthouse. (see previous post) On November 20, 2014 the Fresnel lens was removed from the historic St Marks Refuge lighthouse for the

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Rufous Hummingbird photobombs video at St. Marks NWR

Shortly after the fresnel lens was extracted from atop the Lighthouse at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, as I recorded the scene of excited staff, volunteers, and media, I heard the exclamation “A Rufous just flew by!” This quickly led

Fresnel lens removed from the lighthouse at St. Marks NWR

On November 20, 2014 the Fresnel lens was removed from the historic St Marks Refuge lighthouse for the first time in 147 years for cleaning and preservation. The lens was extracted from the lighthouse by the Ponce de Leon Inlet

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Prescribed fire at St. Marks NWR

On a recent visit to St. Marks National Wildlife refuge we got a chance to witness this impressive prescribed burn. These controlled fires are essential to maintain a healthy forest ecosystem, especially here in Florida. Fires help maintain the open

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Saint Marks NWR Monarch Festival

The 26th Annual Monarch Butterfly Festival will be held  10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m on October 25th this year. This is a great event and there are lots of activities for adults and children! Call the refuge at 850-925-6121 for

Why we need public lands.

Visitors to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge are often startled to see an unwelcome sight as they approach the refuge gate.   Instead of the beautiful natural landscape they expect, they are greeted by a huge clear-cut, devoid of vegetation. 

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