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Beautiful “crow poison” plant flowering at St. Marks NWR.

I love watching a forest recover from a prescribed burn. Almost overnight fresh vegetation arises from the blackened ground and soon the forest is more beautiful than before. Often species which were suppressed by the thick undergrowth are free to

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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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