Passionflower Chapter

Florida Native Plant Society

Past Activity News

August 19, 2020 Gopher Tortoise Program

On August 19th, over 65 people met online to hear FWC’s Northeast Region biologist, Samantha Cobble, talk about gopher tortoises.  Samantha educated the group about gopher tortoise biology and behaviors, showed some videos (including one following a tortoise into its burrow), explained how we can help gopher tortoises (including by planting the native plants they need to supply the vitamins and nutrition they need to stay healthy), and answered a lot of questions.

If you missed the program or want to see it again, watch the Gopher Tortoise Program recording.

Download the Northeast Region Gopher Tortoise Plant List to learn about forage plants.

Visit the FWC website for more information and plant lists from other regions.


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