Florida Scrub
Florida Scrub
Photo credit: USGS/SOFIA


The Endangered Ecosystems of Florida


The Florida Scrub


To begin, what is an Ecosystem?

It is an Environment within which many Species,

 both Plant (flora) and Animal, (fauna)

maintain a way of daily life, unconsciously

interdependent upon one another and

the area that they inhabit together.

The Florida Scrub Ecosystem is defined as

a sandy area with little vegetation.

This oldest Florida Ecosystem is an ideal

home for the Scrub Jay, Gopher Tortoise,

Sand Skink and many other Endangered Species.

Florida Scrub
Florida Scrub
Photo credit: USGS/SOFIA


The fact that the Endangered Scrub areas are in rapid

decline due to building expansion into their spaces,

 is in direct relation to the decline in the animal

 and plant life that inhabit it as well.


Places to learn more:

Archibald Station

Discovering Florida's Scrub


Defenders of Wildlife

Endangered Ecosystems


Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Florida Acquires Rare Coastal Scrub Habitat


Florida Native Plant Society

Ecosystems of Florida



Animals of the Florida Scrub

Plants of the Florida Scrub

The Florida Scrub


National Wildlife Federation

Florida Everglades Ecosystems Virtual Tour


Preservation 2000

Conserving Florida's Natural Land and Water



Lake Okeechobee


Star Banner

The Ocala National Forest Ecosystem



Endangered Florida Scrub



Habitat and Species Recovery

Land Management

SOFIA: USGS kids page for Florida's Ecosystems

South Florida Recovery

Virtual Tour of Everglades


U.S.G.S. Biological Resources

Endangered Ecosystems

Scientific Data about our Nation's Biological Resources



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