International Coastal Cleanup | Do something awesome!

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Volunteers and Sponsors

Items are still needed for this event!

Cases of Bottled Water
Cases of Gatorade or Powerade
Garbage Grabbers
Disposable Gloves of All Sizes
Hand Sanitizer
Snacks/Food
Any Giveaway Items, Such as Bags or Shirts

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Please contact Theresa Weglarz or Brittany Scharf at the UF/IFAS Extension Office for more details: tweglarz@ufl.edu or 352- 754-4433

2018 Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup in Hernando County.

When: September 29, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Check-in Location: Linda Pedersen
6300 Shoal Line Blvd
Weeki Wachee, FL

More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/316092438957098/

 

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Florida Water Moccasin

Okay.. I am not a big fan of snakes partly due to an experience I had a couple of months ago, however, I do know the importance of these Florida native species and to the ecosystem.

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Water Moccasin | Linda Pederson Park | September 1

I have photographed three of these snakes within the last six months and with all this rain we are having I am sure there will be more sightings.

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Water Moccasin | Bayou Drive | February 26

IF YOU SEE ONE>> JUST LEAVE IT ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Water Moccasin | Paynes Prairie | June 27

If you are out photographing, and you come across a snake.. take your pics at a VERY SAFE DISTANCE and go on your way. FYI: Striking ranges for snakes vary from species to species and can be up to 15ft.

KNOW YOUR SNAKES

I have gotten in the habit of not walking along the edge of trails, I stay in the middle, but if you are going to the edge, LOOK ALL AROUND before you take a step and snap that photo! It’s a good idea to have a walking stick too!

Give enough space to walk around the snake.. don’t harass it, let it be!

I highly suggest investing in some good boots… I often wear mid calf rain, mud boots when we hike. These are great if you are going on a short 1 or 2 mile hike.

These are beautiful creatures and need their space.


Links

http://ufwildlife.ifas.ufl.edu/water_moccasin_watersnake_comparison.shtml

http://www.wildflorida.com/articles/Banded_Water_Snake_or_Cottonmouth.php

https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/herpetology/fl-snakes/compare1

https://www.snaketype.com/water-moccasin-snake/

http://srelherp.uga.edu/snakes/agkpis.htm

http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/reptiles-and-amphibians/reptiles/snakes/cottonmouth/

http://myfwc.com/media/1321792/Guide_to_venomous_snakes_in_FL.pdf

http://myfwc.com/media/1321795/Guide_to_nonveneomous_snakes.pdf

 


Camera & Lens:
Canon 7D Mark II 70-200mm (with a 2x extender)