Why turning off your lights at night can save a bird’s life
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Did you know that leaving your outside lights on at night during the fall and spring season can impact a bird’s migration journey? Billions of birds migrate south for the winter and north for the summer ever year, and 70-80% of those birds migrate at night. Migrating at night comes with challenge -- one of the biggest being artificial lights from cities. Northeast Florida is part of the Atlantic Flyway, a predetermined path that birds migrate along the East Coast. “But we understand that there are some safety concerns with turning out your lights at night, people feel a little bit safer with lights on.”Jacksonville isn’t the only place working to help the birds.
Jacksonville Zoo welcomes adorable new resident
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Jacksonville Zoo has a new resident! Last week, a pudu fawn was born on exhibit in Wild Florida, the zoo announced on Monday. The mom and fawn are currently off exhibit to give them time to bond. Both are doing great. We cant wait to see them!