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Species List

Biota - Plants

Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum)
Pond cypress (Taxodium ascendens)
Black gum (Nyssa biflora)
Red maple (Acer rubrum)
Dahoon holly (Ilex cassine)
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
Wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera)
Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicons)
Virginia creeper(Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
Pickerelweed (Pontideria cordata)
various ferns (Campyloneurum sp., Phlebodius sp.)
Pond apple (Annona glabra)
Cocoplum (Chrysobalanus icaco)
Swamp lilly (Crinum americanum)
Pop ash (Frazinus caroliniana)
various oaks (Quercus sp.)
various air plants (Tillandsia sp.)

Biota - Animals

Otter (Lutra canadensis)
Golden mouse (Ochrotomys nuttalli)
Southeastern shrew (Sorex longirostris)
Cotton mouse (Peromyscus gossypinus)
Raccoons (Procyon lotor)
Yellow-rumped warbler (Dendroica coronata)
Pine warbler (Dendroica pinus)
Limpkin (Aranus guarauna)
White ibis (Eudocimes albus)
Glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
Wood duck (Aix sponsa)
Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
Mississippi kites (Ictinia mississippiensis)
Swallow-tailed kites (Elanoides forficatus)
Swainson's warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii)
Prothonotary warbler (Protonotaria citrea)
Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum)
Four-toed salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum)
Dwarf siren (Pseudobranhus striatus)
Bird-voiced tree frog (Hyla avivoca)
Alligator (alligator mississippiensis)
burrowing sirens (Siren spp.)
Amphiumas (Amphiuma means)
Mud snake (Farancia abacura)
Rainbow snake (Farancia erytrogramma)

Threatened or Endangered Species

Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus)
Florida panther (Felis concolor coryi)
Mangrove fox squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Mink (Mustela vison)
Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucaocephalus)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)