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Icons

Fire Icon
Source: Pixabay

Parking Icon
Source: Pixabay

Briefcase Icon
Source: Pixabay

Shovel Icon
Source: IconFinder
Author: Marc Paget

Caution Icon
Source: IconFinder 
Author: Evoria Studio – Creative Commons License 

ClipBoard Icon
Source: IconFinder 
Author: PinPoint.World – Creative Commons License 

Tent Icon
Source: Pixabay

Hygiene Icon
Source: Pixabay

Kayak Icon
Source: Pixabay

Weather Icon
Source: IconFinder
Author: Danilo Demarco

Clock Icon
Source: Font Awesome – Open Source

Restricted Icon
Source: Pixabay

Scales of Justice Icon
Source: Pixabay

Buoy Icon
Source: IconFinder

Sunglasses Icon
Source: IconFinder

Group Icon
Source:Font Awesome – Open Source

Mammals in the Reserve

Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
Photographer:Gareth Rasberry
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

White-Tailed Faun in Grass
Photographer: Forest Wander
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

Baby Pigs
Photographer: Webandi
Source: Pixabay

Wild Boar
Photographer: Didgeman
Source: Pixabay

Bobcat Seated
Photographer: Unknown
Source: Wikipedia – Public Domain

Bobcat on the move
Photographer: Skeeze
Source: Pixabay

Manatee in Blue Water
Photographer: Maegan Luckiesh
Source: Unsplash

Florida Black Bear Head Turned
Photographer: Unknown
Source: Wikipedia – Public Domain

Everglades Florida Panther
Photographer: National Park Service Employee
Source: Wikipedia – Public Domain

Otter in the Grass
Photographer: Skeeze
Source: Pixabay

Otter
Photographer: Yakinkate
Source: Pixabay

Black Bear
Photographer: Art Tower
Source: Pixabay

Reptiles & Amphibians in the Reserve

*Alligator Range Map
Photographer: US Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Source: FWC

American Crocodile Sunbathing
Photographer: Mattstone911
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

Cane Toad
Photographer: snarsy
Source: Pixabay

Diamondback Terrapin
Photographer: Mary Hollinger
Source: Wikipedia – Public Domain

Florida Box Turtle in Grass
Photographer: allyartitst
Source: Pixabay

Florida Softshell Turtle in grass
Photographer: Hans Hillewaert
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

Green Anole on branch
Photographer: Brett_Hondow
Source: Pixabay

Sea Turtles from above
Photographer: skeeze
Source: Pixabay

Green Tree Frog on Branch
Photographer: Pixel-mixer
Source: Pixabay

Alligator Sun Bathing
Photographer: Matthew Essman
Source: Unsplash

*Black Racer in Green Leaves
Photographer: Unknown
Source: Wikipedia – Public Domain

Cane Toad Profile
Photographer: Kathy Detweiler
Source: Pixabay

Eastern Diamondback
Photographer: skeeze
Source: Pixabay

Florida Box Turtle white background
Photographer: Jonathan Zander
Source: Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License 

Gopher Tortoise in burrow
Photographer: paulbr75
Source: Pixabay

Green Iguana on ground
Photographer: Counselling
Source: Pixabay

*Sea Turtles front
Photographer: 12019
Source: Pixabay

Green Tree Frog with White Background
Photographer: Brian Gratwicke
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

American Crocodile Swimming
Photographer: Bill Billings
Source: FWC

Black Racer in Brown Leaves
Photographer: Bill Stockland
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

Diamondback Terrapin in Grass
Photographer: Ryan Hagerty
Source: Wikipedia– Public Domain

Eastern Indigo Snake
Photographer: Unknown
Source: Wikipedia– Public Domain

Florida Softshell Turtle Head sticking up
Photographer: Johnskate17
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

Gopher Tortoise close up
Photographer: jodylehigh
Source: Pixabay

Mangrove Water Snake
Photographer: Bladerunner8u
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

Green Iguana on branch
Photographer: Gkorovko
Source: Pixabay

Fish in the Reserve

Atlantic Spadefish
Photographer: Photographer: Matthew Hoelscher
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

Manta Ray Swimming
Photographer: momof2littlegirls
Source: Pixabay

Gulf Flounder
Photographer: kevskoot
Source: Pixabay

Inshore Lizardfish
Photographer: Brandi Noble
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

Lined Seahorse with light background
Photographer: Matt Sullivan
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

*Lookdown with plain background
Photographer: Greg Hume
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

Polka Dot Batfish
Photographer: Tracy Jobson
Source: FWC

Shark with blue background
Photographer: David Clode
Source: Unsplash

Smalltooth Sawfish from Below
Photographer: David Clode
Source: Unsplash

Code Goby
Photographer: Seotaro
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

Goliath Grouper
Photographer: Albert Kok
Source: Wikipedia Creative Commons License

*Hardhead Catfish with Sea Grass
Photographer: 12019
Source: Pixabay

Lane Snapper Profile
Photographer: NOAA
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

Lionfish Dark background
Photographer: Free-photos
Source: Pixabay

*Lookdown
Photographer: Matthias Kabel
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

Scorpionfish black background
Photographer: Wilfried Berns
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

Black Tip Shark
Photographer: Wildfaces
Source: Pixabay

Smooth Butterfly Ray
Photographer: Tomas Willems and Hans Hillewaert
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

Gambusia
Photographer: NOZO
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

Gulf Flounder camouflage
Photographer: Moondigger
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

*Hardhead Catfish
Photographer: Work of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers soldier or employee
Source: Wikipedia– Public Domain

Lane Snapper Range
Photographer: D Ross Robertson
Source: Wikipedia – Public Domain

Lionfish with Coral Background
Photographer: Skeeze
Source: Pixabay

Pipefish
Photographer: Hans Hillewaert
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

Scorpionfish on sea bottom
Photographer: NOAA
Source: Unsplash

Smalltooth Sawfish with Coral Background
Photographer: PublicDomainPictures
Source: Pixabay

*Southern Puffer
Photographer:
Source: FWC

Birds in the Reserve

American Kestrel with Green background
Photographer: reitz27
Source: Pixabay

Anhinga with Grass background
Photographer: PublicDomainImages
Source: Pixabay

Belted Kingfisher with Fish on Branch
Photographer: PublicDomainImages
Source: Pixabay

Black Vulture
Photographer: skeeze
Source: Pixabay

Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher on branch profile
Photographer: Erikwlyon
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

Great Blue s on Rock
Photographer: Nature-Pix
Source: Pixabay

Eastern Screech Owl
Photographer: kitkat1662
Source: Pixabay

Great Blue s on Rock
Photographer: Nature-Pix
Source: Pixabay

Green Heron on Branch
Photographer: dMz
Source: Pixabay

Great Egret hunting
Photographer: zoosnow
Source: Pixabay

Laughing Gull on Post
Photographer: paulbr75
Source: Pixabay

American Kestrel on wire
Photographer: edbo23
Source: Pixabay

Bald Eagle Profile
Photographer: Christoph
Source: Pixabay

Belted Kingfisher with Green Background
Photographer: Dennis Buchner
Source: Unsplash

Black Vulture in Nest
Photographer: bones
Source: Pixabay

Brown Pelican Flying
Photographer: skeeze
Source: Pixabay

Double-Crested Cormorant
Photographer: skeeze
Source: Pixabay

Fish Crow Porfile
Photographer: Chick Homler
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

Green Heron on Rock
Photographer: Zoosnow
Source: Pixabay

Great Blue Heron in Water
Photographer: detillybert
Source: Pixabay

Great Horned Owl close up
Photographer: HMaria
Source: Pixabay

Little Blue Heron hunting
Photographer: birder62
Source: Pixabay

Anhinga Sunning itself on rock
Photographer: kehlmack
Source: Pixabay

Bald Eagle Flying
Photographer: skeeze
Source: Pixabay

*Black Skimmer
Photographer: 12019
Source: Pixabay

Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher on Branch
Photographer: Alan Vernon
Source: WikipediaCreative Commons License

*Brown Pelican Swimming
Photographer: 6930272
Source: Pixabay

Eastern Screech Owl on Brach
Photographer: MiniMe-70
Source: Pixabay

Florida Scrub Jay facing to the left
Photographer: skeeze
Source: Pixabay

Great Egret on post
Photographer: Parent Rap
Source: Pixabay

Great Horned Owl on Branch
Photographer: BeeJo
Source: Pixabay

Laughing Gull on Beach
Photographer: dcallen10
Source: Pixabay

Little Blue Heron in Tree
Photographer: Sandhillcrane
Source: Wikipedia-Creative Common License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Little_Blue_Heron_Loxahatchee.jpg

Magnificent Frigatebird in Tree
Photographer: Charles J Sharp
Source: Wikipedia-Creative Common License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Magnificent_frigatebird_(Fregata_magnificens_rothschildi)_female_with_open_wings.jpg

*Magnificent Frigatebird Flying
Photographer: Benjamint444
Source: Wikipedia-Creative Common License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Magnificent-Frigate-male.jpg

Mangrove Cuckoo
Photographer: birdphotos.com
Source: Wikipedia- Creative Common License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mangrove_Cuckoo.jpg

Mourning Dove on table
Photographer: Karol Olson
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/mourning-dove-bird-wildlife-3591135/

Mourning Dove
Photographer: skeeze
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/mourning-dove-bird-wildlife-nature-964190/

Osprey Flying
Photographer: WikiImages
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/osprey-adler-bird-of-prey-raptor-67786/

Osprey on Branch
Photographer: skeeze
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/osprey-perched-raptor-bird-nature-1340323/

Pileated Woodpecker
Photographer: skeeze
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/pileated-woodpecker-bird-wildlife-938685/

Pileated Woodpecker with Hole in Tree
Photographer: skeeze
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/pileated-woodpecker-bird-tree-807556/

Red-Bellied Woodpecker on Tree
Photographer: skeeze
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/red-bellied-woodpecker-bird-tree-610723/

Red-Bellied Woodpecker on Branch
Photographer: skeeze
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/red-bellied-woodpecker-bird-wildlife-940502/

Red-Shouldered Hawk in Tree
Photographer: skeeze
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/red-shouldered-hawk-perched-branch-1243386/

Red-Shouldered Hawk on Fence
Photographer: peteyp8
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/red-shouldered-hawk-talons-raptor-3754802/

Roseate Spoonbill on ground
Photographer: Lolame
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/roseate-spoonbill-bird-löffler-3970689/

Roseate Spoonbill in tree
Photographer: skeeze
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/roseate-spoonbill-bird-wildlife-1625043/

Royal Tern in Water
Photographer: Akiroq
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/royal-tern-ocean-bird-1791791/

Royal Tern on Beach
Photographer: Nyctaline
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/florida-royal-tern-royal-terns-1978659/

Snowy Egret standing in water
Photographer: birder62
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/snowy-egret-birds-nature-wildlife-1040450/

Snowy Egret walking through sand
Photographer: birder62
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/snowy-egret-birds-wading-birds-901007/

Swallow-Tail Kite Flying
Photographer: Andy Morffew
Source: Wikipedia- Creative Commons License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Swallow-tailed_Kite_(34163638494).jpg

Swallow-Tail Kite
Photographer: Allison Miller
Source: Wikipedia- Creative Commons License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Swallow_Tailed_Kite.jpg

Tricolored Heron wading
Photographer: Treey Foote
Source: Wikipedia-Creative Commons License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tricolored_Heron_Wading.jpg

Tricolored Heron profile
Photographer: Dan Pancamo
Source: Wikipedia- Creative Commons License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tricolored_Heron_by_Dan_Pancamo.jpg

Turkey Vulture Flying
Photographer: skeeze
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/turkey-vulture-bird-wildlife-nature-1109036/

Turkey Vulture
Photographer: costaricacurious0
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/bird-vulture-turkey-vulture-animal-1033767/

White Ibis Facing left
Photographer: Tom Nora
Source: Unspalsh
https://unsplash.com/photos/B74FW3agP8s

White Ibis Facing right
Photographer: LAWJR
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/bird-white-florida-bill-feather-4198774/

Woodstork individual
Photographer: Googie man
Source: Wikipedia- Creative Commons License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WoodStorkWhole.JPG

Two Wood storks
Photographer: LiamLysaght
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/wood-stork-bird-nature-wild-animal-2051684/

Yellow-crowned Night Heron on Beach
Photographer: PublicDomainImages
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/night-crown-yellow-juvenile-herons-386713/

Yellow-crowned Night Heron In water
Photographer: PublicDomainImages
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/violacea-nyctanassa-squawk-american-386787/

Insects in the Reserve

Pipevine Swallowtail
Photographer: Ryan Kaldari
Source: Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battus_philenor#/media/File:Battus_philenor_02.jpg

Zebra Longwing
Photographer: Efraimstochter
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/butterfly-exot-exotic-insect-2423398/

Native Plants in the Reserve

American Beauty Berry
Photographer: southerngal
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/wild-flowers-fall-flowers-3703639/

Black Mangrove flower
Photographer: Ulf Mehling
Source: Wikipedia-Creative Commons License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avicennia_germinans#/media/File:Avicennia_germinans-flowers2.jpg

Coral Bean
Photographer: imageseeker107
Source: Pixabay
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avicennia_germinans#/media/File:Avicennia_germinans-flowers2.jpg

Prickly Pear
Photographer: Marzzena
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/cactus-plant-spur-prickly-green-4432136/

*Red Mangrove
Photographer:
Source: Wikipedia- Common Creative License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhizophora_mucronata#/media/File:Rhizophora_mucronata_Propagules.jpg

Sea Grape
Photographer: Forest and Kim Starr
Source: Wikipedia- Common Creative License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccoloba_uvifera#/media/File:Starr_080604-6302_Coccoloba_uvifera.jpg

Seagrass close up
Photographer: Hans Hillewaert
Source: Wikipedia- Common Creative License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seagrass#/media/File:Halodule_wrightii.jpg

Seagrass with sand
Photographer: Hans Hillewaert
Source: Wikipedia- Common Creative License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seagrass#/media/File:Halodule_wrightii.jpg

White Mangrove Flower
Photographer: Mason Brock
Source: Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laguncularia_racemosa#/media/File:Laguncularia_racemosa_flowers.jpg

Wild Coffee close up
Photographer: Sam Sailor
Source: Wikipedia- Commons Creative License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychotria_nervosa#/media/File:Psychotria_nervosa_leaves.JPG

Exotic Plants in the Reserve

Downy Rose Myrtle
Photographer: Earth100
Source: Wikipedia-Commons Creative License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodomyrtus_tomentosa#/media/File:Rhodomyrtus_tomentosa_HK.JPG

Earleaf acacia
Photographer: J.M. Garg
Source: Wikipedia- Commons Creative License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acacia_auriculiformis#/media/File:Flowers_&_leaves_I_IMG_8639.jpg

Rosary Pea
Photographer: scott.zona
Source: Wikipedia-Commons Creative License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abrus_precatorius#/media/File:Abrus_precatorius_—_Scott_Zona_001.jpg

Shells & Mollusks in the Reserve

Featured Wildlife in the Reserve Snail
Photographer: Ulleo
Source: Pixabay

Horse Conch
Photographer: Heather Dine
Source: Wikipedia- Commons Creative License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triplofusus_papillosus#/media/File:Pleuroploca_gigantea.jpg

Crustaceans in the Reserve

*Calico Crab profile
Photographer:
Source: Wikipedia-Commons Creative License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepatus_epheliticus#/media/File:Hepatus_epheliticus.jpg

*Common Snapping Shrimp under rock
Photographer:
Source: Wikipedia-Common Creative License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpheidae#/media/File:Alpheus_distinguendus.jpg

Ghost Crab in Sand
Photographer: djhixson
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/crab-yellow-ocypode-quadrata-215170/

Giant Hermit Crab on Sand
Photographer: skeeze
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/crab-hermit-macro-sand-beach-647797/

Mantis Shrimp profile
Photographer: skeeze
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/mantis-shrimp-female-crustacean-587725/

Mantis Shrimp under water
Photographer: kevskoot
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/mantis-shrimp-sea-prawn-crustacean-2064539/

Spider Crab from Above
Photographer: Hans Hillewaert
Source: Wikipedia-Common Creative License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majoidea#/media/File:Hyas_coarctatus.jpg

*Spider Crab from Behind
Photographer: 12019
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/sea-ocean-water-underwater-79734/

*Spiny Lobster profile
Photographer:
Source: FWC
https://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/lobster/

Spiny Lobster from Front
Photographer: Magnus Kjaergaard
Source: Wikipedia-Common Creative License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiny_lobster#/media/File:California_spiny_lobster.JPG

Other Invertebrates in the Reserve

Horseshoe Crab on beach
Photographer: Pexels
Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/photos/horseshoe-crab-marine-life-ocean-1869338/

Moon Jelly swimming
Photographer: Jonathan Diemel
Source: Unsplash
https://unsplash.com/photos/vQvq16ZQM60

Nine-armed Sea Star in sand
Photographer: Andrea Westmoreland
Source: Wikipedia-Common Creative License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luidia_senegalensis#/media/File:Nine-armed_Sea_Star_(Luidia_senegalensis)_(4338628827).jpg

Sand dollar
Photographer: Matt Artz
Source: Unsplash
https://unsplash.com/photos/IqbTUbkBFS4

Upside-Down Jellyfish in Seagrass
Photographer: WerespielChequers
Source: Wikipedia-Common Creative License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassiopea#/media/File:Upside-Down_Jelly_fish.JPG

Variegated Sea Urchin
Photographer: Hans Hillewaert
Source: Wikipedia-Common Creative License
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lytechinus_variegatus#/media/File:Lytechinus_variegatus.jpg

Plankton in the Reserve

Plankton individual
Photographer: Uwe Kils
Source: Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plankton#/media/File:Hyperia.jpg

Essentials of Digital Photography

Female Photographer
Photographer: Pexels
Source: Pixabay

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