Join us for the second in our series of “Tree Parties” celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Myakka Canopy Walkway. Hosted by Dr. Meg Lowman, creator of the Canopy Walkway, with National Geographic Explorer Carlton Ward Jr. as the guest speaker.
Florida Wild: Hidden in Plain Sight
Author, photographer, conservationist, and National Geographic explorer Carlton Ward Jr has roots in Florida that go back eight generations. Following in the footsteps of bears and panthers, he uses his photography to inspire conservation of his beloved home state’s nature and culture. As founder of the Florida Wildlife Corridor project, Carlton campaigns for public support to connect, protect and restore the statewide network of lands and waters that support Florida’s wildlife and people. Ward has trekked more than 2,000 miles through the corridor, during two National Geographic-supported missions, producing the award-winning photography and books that illustrate the importance of giving wildlife room to roam. Now embarking on his most important journey, Ward aims to accelerate the rate of conservation in Florida. His current National Geographic project, Path of the Panther, focuses on one of world’s most elusive and endangered carnivores to show how the Florida panther can help us save the Corridor and keep the Everglades connected to the rest of America.
Recommended Video on Nat Geo: Rare ghost orchid has multiple pollinators, groundbreaking video reveals
Carlton Ward Jr., along with a team of researchers, make an amazing discovery about the pollinators of ghost orchids in a Florida swamp.