Episode #117 | Original Air Date: August 11, 2020
Wildlife corridors are increasingly important in Florida, as urban areas continue to grow.
Sometimes called green corridors, these ribbons of undeveloped land wind around and in-between developed areas, keeping natural habitats connected with one another.
Continuous corridors are best for animals like mammals, lizards and turtles that must walk from one area to another, while most birds can fly between fragmented habitats.
If you live in a community that’s still growing, you can help by encouraging the developers to plan thoughtfully and preserve natural areas, including both dry and wet areas.
In your own yard, you can help by including gradual transitions between your landscape and any adjacent green spaces.
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