Recently, Legacy Club members were given a virtual tour of TNC's Tiger Creek Preserve by the preserve's manager, Cheryl Millett. This “ancient island,” once separated from the mainland by a shallow sea, shelters one of the highest concentrations of threatened and endangered plants and animals in the country. Below, read an update from Cheryl and watch local news coverage of a controlled burn at the site.
Dear TNC Legacy Club member,
Tiger Creek Preserve is an incredible place, so I was delighted to show it off last spring during a virtual tour just for Legacy Club members. Together, we explored hardwood swamps, ephemeral ponds, scrubby flatwoods, sandhills, and longleaf pine and wiregrass habitats. We even spotted a sand skink, an otter and lots of wildflowers along the way! And if you couldn’t make it, don’t worry―you can watch a recording any time.
One of the ways we keep Tiger Creek Preserve healthy is by conducting controlled burns. Fire replenishes the land, creating habitat for rare species like gopher tortoises, swallow-tailed kites and Carter’s mustard to thrive.
Recently a news crew visited and we showed them how it’s done. Check out the video and see for yourself! And if you ever visit Tiger Creek Preserve in person, stop by and say hello. We’d love to see you!
Fighting Fire with Fire in Florida
Come along as TNC’s Florida fire team hosts a local news crew during a controlled burn at Tiger Creek Preserve! Discover some of species that thrive at Tiger Creek and learn more why fire is so important to the ecosystems found here.
Virtual Field Trip: Tiger Creek Preserve
Explore this fire-dependent landscape of blackwater streams, hardwood swamps, scrubby flatwoods, hammocks and longleaf pine habitat.