Native Plant Restoration

Florida Oceanographic Society is currently working to improve habitat quality in the area between the Game Fish Lagoon and the mangrove fringe. This area has become overrun with several invasive and non-native species, such as Torpedo Grass, Star Grass, Brazilian Pepper, and Leadwood Trees. Some non-native plants brought into Florida for landscaping or agricultural purposes have proved to be too successful. These species have invaded natural and conservation lands, crowding out native species and reducing food and reproductive resources for native animals and migrating birds. By restoring native plant species to this area we hope to provide more living space for insects, birds and animals on our site and improve the visitor experience.