Industrial mower mowing along roadside

Okaloosa County partners with FDOT to save butterfly habitat

Okaloosa County is home to some of Florida’s most diverse natural areas. When entomologist UF’s Dr. Marc Minno and resident MaryAnn Friedman discovered Frosted elfin caterpillars on Sundial lupine along State Road 189 there, they successfully enlisted the help of FDOT to alter mowing to keep the butterfly’s roadside habitat flourishing.

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