Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee (September 24, 2015 – March 15, 2016)
Photographer Carlton Ward, Jr. and his colleagues completed the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition that helped raise awareness about connecting and protecting corridors of conserved lands and waters essential for Florida’s diverse wildlife. They traveled 1,000 miles in 100 days. This photography exhibit is inspired by the 2012 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition. The photographs provide a virtual expedition to experience some of Florida’s most fantastic wildlife and native habitats. Starting in the Everglades, you will paddle the mangrove coast and river of grass, traverse big cypress country, explore the Everglades headwaters, navigate the St. Johns River, trek through Ocala National Forests and springs and immerse yourself in Osceola National Forest, the Suwannee River and the Okefenokee Swamp. Each photograph was selected to be a window into an important place within the Corridor. The survival of these diverse landscapes and unique species of wildlife depends on our ability to keep them connected. As you enjoy the art, you’ll see about how these places are connected to each other and to us. Sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council and the Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation.
A special presentation by Carlton Ward Jr. is scheduled for October 15, as well as a presentation on Florida Environmental History by Dr. Steve Noll on January 22. Others are being scheduled. Please check the HAL website or call the office (863) 385-6682 for details.
Photos by Carlton Ward, Jr.