Photo journey of Northwest Florida’s flora and fauna at E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center Nov. 19

November 12, 2011

Matt Greene, a wildlife biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, will present “A Photo Journey of Northwest Florida’s Flora and Fauna”  on Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center.

The presentation will highlight the region’s longleaf pine ecosystem with its rich botanical diversity. Matt will include information on the role of prescribed fire in Florida, along with a discussion on the history of land use throughout Northern Florida.

Matt is a graduate of Auburn University and native of Fairhope, AL.  He has previously worked for various universities, non-governmental organizations, and state governments including Nokuse Plantation.  His experiences are diverse and include snake research in Alabama, Guam, Belize, and New Mexico. Matt also performed land management and prescribed fire operations in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, Georgia, and Florida, and fire ecology research in Georgia.  His duties with FWC include providing technical assistance to private landowners in the Panhandle, especially relating to Longleaf Pine restoration.

His photography can be viewed at

About the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center:
The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center offers education on a better understanding of our environment; with its focus on the importance of biodiversity, ecosystems, conservation, preservation and restoration of our natural resources.
 Each weekend, the Center will focus on a different theme, featuring specialized programs such as birds of prey, remnants of a forest, gopher tortoises and nature based movies.
Admission is $5 per person.
 Children ages 6 to 12 are $2.
Children 5 and under are free.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Open Saturdays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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