Tag: Disney Wilderness Preserve

5 Fun Facts About Animals in ‘North America’

Written by | May 22nd, 2013


The Discovery Channel’s new series “North America” will go inside the lives of grizzly bears, red foxes and other animals. Until the next episode, get your animal fix here.

$80 Million for Wetlands and Working Ranches in the Everglades

Written by | July 13th, 2012


Our president and CEO Mark Tercek travels to the Florida Everglades for an important announcement of new funding to protect and restore wetland habitat on working ranches in the Everglades.

Climate Change: Risks to U.S. Water Supplies Will Increase

Written by | July 20th, 2010


A new report projects that climate change will endanger water supplies across much of the United States — but there’s still time to prevent the worst, says Conservancy scientist Evan Girvetz.

Knock On Wood: Follow the Nesting Woodpeckers

Written by | May 18th, 2010


Can 5 mating pairs of red-cockaded woodpeckers find true love and raise healthy families on our Disney Wilderness Preserve? You’ve just got to follow our nature reality blog on them…

Disney Wilderness Preserve: The Natural Theme Park?

Written by | December 29th, 2009


Visiting Disneyworld in Orlando? Conservancy migratory bird expert Dave Mehlman says you should stop at the Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve, too.

Haunted (Bat) House!

Written by | October 26th, 2009


Late October brings a slight chill to the air and shadows fall early as we dare to tip-toe through the bat trailer. Secreted within a dark corner of The Nature Conservancy’s 12,000-acre Disney Wilderness Preserve in Florida, this trailer is not for the timid. A rare maternity colony of southeastern big-eared bats has claimed the trailer as home. […]

Is Uno the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Chick Dead?

Written by | June 11th, 2009


Unfortunately, it appears so.  Conservancy wildlife biologist Monica Folk sent in this update today: We followed [parents] George and Gracie around their territory for over an hour yesterday, but their behavior did not lead us to believe that Uno remains alive. We believe that a predator took her after she fledged, during her first vulnerable […]

Uno is a Girl (Probably): Update on Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Hatchlings

Written by | June 2nd, 2009


We haven’t updated you recently on the prospects of Uno, the red-cockaded woodpecker hatchling at our Disney Wilderness Preserve that we showed you video of a few weeks back, looking all transparent and gross (and precious and beautiful, too, because all life is beautiful, of course). Well, Uno’s growing up fast and looking a lot […]

More Amazing Hatchling Woodpecker Video

Written by | May 14th, 2009


Do you want the good news or the bad news first in the saga of the newly hatched red-cockaded woodpeckers on our Florida Disney Wilderness Preserve? OK, the bad news: Of the four hatchlings we featured in the last nest video, three have died. The good news? The remaining hatchling in that nest is doing […]

Woodpeckers Hatch!

Written by | May 11th, 2009


Red-cockaded woodpeckers have successfully bred hatchlings on The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve for the first time since the 1970s! See video above for the hatchlings of parents “George” and “Gracie” — and learn more about this conservation effort in the reality blog Knock on Wood!

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