Wildflower Restoration Update: Gopher Tortoises and More

We’re pleased to report that, after several weeks of delay to resolve final permitting issues, restoration work is now in “full swing” at Wildflower Preserve. One of the first project activities has been protecting the onsite gopher tortoises. Gopher tortoises are listed as a “threatened” species in Florida and a special FWC permit is required […]

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The Giving Challenge – May 1-2, 2018

Update:  The 2018 Giving Challenge is now closed.  Thank You to the 100 LBC supporters who donated during the 24-hour challenge!  Combined with the very generous matching dollars from The Patterson Foundation, your contributions raised $14,900 for LBC!  Your support is very much appreciated! On May 1 and 2, you have a special opportunity to […]

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Wildflower Preserve Wetlands Restoration Groundbreaking!

On a beautiful Saturday morning, April 28, 2018, an enthusiastic crowd of Lemon Bay Conservancy supporters gathered at Wildflower Preserve to celebrate the start of the Wetlands Restoration phase of the Wildflower Preserve Habitat Restoration Project. LBC president Jim Cooper welcomed everyone. Jim noted that the Conservancy has been working on this major initiative since […]

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April Birding Madness

      April is a month in which birders avidly search for neo-tropical migrants as they fly from the Caribbean, South and Central America and Mexico to their northern breeding sites. In SW Florida these feathered jewels tend to descend on us during westerly winds, which push them off course as they migrate at […]

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Natural Wonders of Lemon Lake/Amberjack

In the Englewood/Venice/Pt Charlotte area we are most fortunate in having a large number of outstanding county and state parks that showcase SW Forida’s remarkable flora and fauna. One of the best is Amberjack Environmental Park (including Lemon Lake) adjacent to and totally dependent on water from tidal Lemon Creek which flows through Wildflower Preserve […]

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