EXTENSION CONNECTION: Help save the Florida beach mouse's habitat

Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 12:57 PM.

This follows a 2011 effort that introduced 50 beach mice from the Topsail Hill Preserve State Park population into the Grayton Beach State Park population. This was to boost the mice's numbers in that area and expand that subspecies' gene pool. Data from the current effort are still being analyzed, but positive results are expected due to healthy beach mice being found.

Parks and other public lands are important for the preservation of beach mice and other coastal dune species that use similar habitats. 

Brooke Saari is an agent at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension office in Crestview.

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