Scrub Jay On Chop #2
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A Florida scrub jay standing on a pile of chopped up trees in a scrub restoration area at Lyonia Preserve.
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These scrub jays are endemic to Florida and are threatened due to loss of their very particular habitat requirements. The open scrub habitat that Florida scrub jays need is also prime high dry real estate for development. Even when not lost to development, much scrub can grow to thick and tall after years of fire suppression. That is why, in places like Lyonia Preserve in Deltona where prescribed fires are difficult due to nearby subdivisions and other buildings, scrub restoration is accomplished by chopping up the existing trees and vegetation and letting nature naturally regrow into scrub.
More information about and photographs of Florida scrub jays can be found at the artist's Wild Florida Photo website www.wildflphoto.com
February 9th, 2016
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