Florida Arthropod Conservation

Florida Ecosystems
Within the borders of the state of Florida exist a great diversity of habitats with an equally diverse ecology of flora and fauna.  The northern regions of Florida are considered temperate with the southernmost areas described as sub-tropical.  Florida is bounded by over 1900 km of coastline that includes a sandy beaches and barrier islands.  Florida is very humid with a very complex water cycle.  Rainfall from the months of June through August having the highest precipitation throughout the state.  This high precipitation results in a large number of swamps, marshes, lakes, and springs in addition to a well-developed drainage system of rivers and creeks.  Tidal salt marshes are common where rivers and creeks meet the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.  Many arthropods including insects are intimately associated with their environment and are therefore dependent upon habitat conservation and preservation for their continued survival

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