Evening Tour of Florida Intertidal Firefly Habitat
In addition to educational opportunities, the symposium provides camaraderie and a great chance to explore the natural beauty of northern Florida. An evening tour will visit the habitat of the Florida Intertidal Firefly Micronaspis floridana, a monotypic species found only in association with salt marsh habitats. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to sign up for an optional post-conference canoe trip on the spring-fed Santa Fe River located a short drive from the University of Florida. In addition to Spanish moss and cypress trees, you’ll see abundant wildlife including insects, birds, fish, turtles, and otters as you canoe down this shallow, crystal clear, slow-flowing river.