Have you ever looked at a gopher tortoise or a roseate spoonbill and thought “man, they look like living dinosaurs!”? Have you ever seen fossils and thought they looked similar to creatures still around today? And what about Florida specifically - when did all of the animals and plants we see here actually get here? This webinar will take a 500 million year journey through evolutionary history, looking at the origins of many of the creatures that call Weedon Island home. We will find out that dragonflies haven’t changed much since before the dinosaurs, but that just 15,000 years ago (the blink of an eye in geologic time) Florida was full of enormous mastodons and mammoths, saber-toothed cats and giant ground sloths!
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Weedon Island.