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Nokuse Plantation is home to a wide variety of native plants and animals. Inventory of the species present is an ongoing process, and new records are discovered regularly. Many of the species are rare. Some are listed by state and federal agencies as endangered (imminent danger of extinction), threatened (very high risk of extinction), or species of special concern (moderate risk of extinction). Species tracked by the Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) are believed to be rare or declining but have no state or federal listing. The following list of rare, threatened, and endangered species have been found on Nokuse.

44 species listed as rare, threatened, or endangered by the Florida Natural Areas Inventory,

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission that have been found on Nokuse Plantation.

AMPHIBIANS

  • Pine barrens tree frog (Hyla andersoni)
  • Reticulated flatwoods salamander (Ambystoma bishopii)
  • REPTILES

    • American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
    • Gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus)
    • Eastern diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus)
    • Florida pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus)
    • Coal skink (Eumeces anthracinus)
    • Southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus)
    • BIRDS

      • Snowy egret (Egretta thula)
      • Great egret (Ardea alba)
      • Little blue heron (Egretta caerulea)
      • Tricolored heron (Egretta tricolor)
      • White ibis (Eudocimus albus)
      • Cooper’s hawk (Accipter cooperii)
      • Swallow-tailed kite (Elanoides forficatus)
      • Southeastern American kestrel (Falco sparverius paulus)
      • Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
      • Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
      • MAMMALS

        • Big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus)
        • Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus)
        • Eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger)
        • INVERTEBRATES (Butterflies)

          • Henry’s Elfin (Callophrys henrici)
          • “Seminole” Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana)
          • Lace-winged Roadside Skipper (Amblyscirtes aesculapius)
          • Dotted Skipper (Hesperia attalus)
          • Broad-winged Skipper (Poanes viator)
          • Yehl Skipper (Poanes yehl)
          • Yehl Frosted Elfin butterfly (Callophrys irus) 
          • PLANTS

            • Cooley’s meadowrue (Thalictrum cooleyi)
            • Small-flowered meadow beauty (Rhexia parviflora)
            • Panhandle meadow beauity (Rhexia salicifolia)
            • Baltzell’s sedge (Carex baltzellii)
            • Chapman’s crownbeard (Verbesina chapmanii)
            • Hummingbird flower (Macranthera flammea)
            • Large-leaved jointweed (Polygonella macrophylla)
            • Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
            • Serviceberry holly (Ilex amelanchier)
            • Silky camellia (Stewartia malacodendron)
            • White-topped pitcher plant (Sarracenia leucophylla)
            • Many-flowered grass pink (Calapogon multiflora)
            • Pinelands hoary pea (Tephrosia mohrii)
            • Panhandle lily (Lilium iridollae)
            • Ashe’s magnolia (Magnolia ashei)
            • Pyramid magnolia (Magnolia pyramidata)
            • Wiregrass gentian (Gentiana pennelliana)
            • NokuseThreatened & Endangered Species

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