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Winter 2017 | Vol 10 | No 1   

 

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Eastern Diamondback RattlesnakeNOW ON SALE!!!

Diamonds in the Rough: Natural History of the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

This book is the monograph of the eastern diamondback rattlesnake. Its publication is a culmination of over 40 years of long-term, in-depth study of the world’s largest rattlesnake, Crotalus adamanteus. In the preface author Bruce Means writes, “The limited biological knowledge available for this species is all the more amazing when one considers the economic impact of this snake. Because of its large size and highly toxic venom, it is arguably the most dangerous venomous snake in the United States and Canada, accounting for more human mortality than any other species....

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RCWSafe Harbor—Freedom to Grow

Private sports-hunting properties in Florida and Georgia provide unique opportunities for enhancing populations of several iconic species associated with longleaf pine ecosystems. For example, sports-hunting properties in the Red Hills region support the largest population of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers remaining on private lands as well as scores of additional rare species. The Red Hills woodpecker population consists of over 170 breeding groups and has been instrumental in establishing new woodpecker populations on other private properties.

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Quail“Hot” topics for bobwhite: hunt success, weather forecast and burning

It was so “hot” the other day that for the first time in a long while, I actually opted not to go quail hunting! This season has been a roller coaster of climatic shifts—warm…cold…lots of rain…no rain…hot…dry. And so goes the hunting success for much of the region.

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Coral ArdisiaInvasive Coral ArdisiaSeek and Destroy

“Killing is my business and business has been good,” says Greg Jubinsky, a Florida Natural Areas Inventory employee in reference to eradicating exotic and invasive plants. Although he is my colleague and a great botanist, I'd like to see Greg out of business. Unfortunately, the Red Hills region, like much of the south, is very hospitable to many exotic and invasive plant species. It is estimated that the cost to control invasive and exotic species in the U.S. is over $130 billion annually.

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