|Reference mesic flatwoods at Triple N Ranch WMA. Photo by Gary Knight|
|Wildflowers are abundant at Triple N. Ranch WMA, including largeflower rosegentian (Sabatia grandiflora) and the endemic yellow milkwort (Polygala rugelii). Photo by Gary Knight|
For more than a decade, FNAI has worked extensively on Triple N Ranch, creating a present day and historic vegetation map while monitoring community structure and species composition across the property to aid the FFWCC in adaptive land management. FNAI recognizes three reference natural communitiesat Triple N Ranch: one each for mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, and wet prairie. These are among the best examples in the central Florida region. These high quality communities are a product of good land management practices, including frequent prescribed fire application and good invasive species control. Triple N Ranch also boasts a suite of rarities including many-flowered grass pink (Calopogon multiflorus), celestial lily (Nemastylis floridana), and gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). It is the perfect spot for your next central Florida adventure.
|Many-flowered grass pink (Calopogon multiflorus) is an extreme fire-follower, it only blooms in the few weeks following fire. Photo by Ann Johnson|