Animals

Florida Marine Life

There is no mistaking the abundance of biodiversity in Florida’s surrounding oceans and coastal estuaries. With the Atlantic on the East and the Gulf of Mexico...

Reptiles & Amphibians (Herps)

Florida is best known for its alligators, snakes and turtles, but lizards, frogs and salamanders are also quite common. Florida is a haven for reptiles and...

Florida Land Mammals

Floridians share their surroundings with a vast array of land mammals. The most common ones are otters, opossums, fox squirrels, raccoons, white-tailed deer...

Florida Insects & Critters

Florida is home to an abundance and large variety of insects and critters. While it is important to be aware of the harmful critters, there are also many...

Florida Wild Birds

Florida is a birders paradise. With over a thousand species of rare, exotic and endangered birds, the activity of bird watching is a favorite pastime among...

Turtles & Tortoises in Florida

Florida is a popular habitat for both land and sea turtles. Sea Turtles nest on Florida’s beaches and can be found in the waterways around the coast. The...

Florida Snakes

Florida is home to more snake species than most other states in the U.S. With over 50 species, Florida offers a warm climate for snakes and other reptiles to...

Florida Prehistoric Animals

Florida’s landscape was once vastly different from what we see today. Florida’s miles of rivers and lakes made it the perfect environment for prehistoric...

Florida Salamanders

You won’t see many salamanders around Florida, unlike the lizards, which you see everywhere! Salamanders are better at hiding and most often stay in...

Florida Manatees

The Florida Manatee (West Indian Manatee / Trichechus manatus), also known as the Sea Cow, are large aquatic mammals that are slow-moving and gentle. They are...

Jellyfish in Florida

Identifying these phenomenal creatures Jellyfish are found in all of the world’s oceans, from the surface to the deep sea. They are often transparent or...

Florida Lizards & Anoles

Florida lizards includes the common brown and green anoles as well as skinks, chameleons, geckos and iguanas.

Florida Frogs & Toads

Florida is home to numerous species of frogs. The majority of Frogs and Toads are native, but we do have some invasive species. Terrestrial frogs that live on...

Florida Alligators & Crocodilians

Florida is known for it’s Alligators with so much water and natural habitats for alligators to live. The American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)...

Florida Sea Turtles

Sea turtles are large, air-breathing reptiles that come ashore on our Florida beaches to lay their eggs in the sand. They are unique from land turtles with...

Florida’s Best Wildlife Sanctuaries

With climates ranging from humid-subtropical to tropical, and with bits of savannah and rain forest biomes peppered in, the Sunshine State is a haven for...

Sea Turtle Nesting Season in Florida

Here in Florida, we love our Sea Turtles! Florida Sea Turtle Nesting Season Sea Turtles frequent our shores and nest on our beaches from March through October...

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