FOSI and IRLAP would like to thank the Vero Beach Yacht Club Chapter (VBYC) of the International Order of the Blue Gavel(IOBG) for their generous donation of a new picnic table on IR-25. A few weeks ago, Frank Bilotta, president of VBYC chapter of IOBG and Kristin Rohr, Commodore, Vero Beach Yacht … [Read more...] about IR-25 gets a new picnic area!
Attention Clyde Butcher fans and photography lovers! An exhibition by the multi-award-winning national photographer is coming to St. Lucie County. FOSI has partnered with the St. Lucie Cultural Alliance, the MIDFLORIDA Event Center, Florida Humanities, and the Smithsonian to bring you Clyde … [Read more...] about Clyde Butcher Living Waters Exhibit
Can you spot the American oystercatcher nest? These ground nesting birds do a great job at camouflaging their nests, which makes them very vulnerable to being stepped on. This nest was found on one of our Conservation Islands in Indian River County. These important nesting areas … [Read more...] about American oystercatchers
Last month IRLAP and FWC conducted monitoring work on BC-49, an island designated as a Critical Wildlife Area. Part of the work included the deployment of an acoustic receiver to record bat calls. While the data is still being processed, we did get confirmation of over 400 calls recorded during the … [Read more...] about Bats!