Whooping Crane Family Released into the Wild

Whooping Crane Family Released into the Wild

This past spring two whooping crane chicks were hatched at White Oak Conservation, marking the first time this species had bred at White Oak. The chicks were raised by their parents in a large habitat where they learned to forage for natural food such as bugs, tadpoles, and lizards. The chicks grew quickly and by…

Whooping Cranes Hatch at White Oak whooping crane parent feeding chick

Whooping Cranes Hatch at White Oak

We are pleased to announce that two critically endangered whooping crane chicks have hatched here at White Oak, marking the first time this species has successfully bred at White Oak. The chicks are being raised by their parents in a large naturalistic habitat that provides plenty of natural food and cover. The whooping crane family…

Our Wattled Cranes do it again… Wattled Crane chick

Our Wattled Cranes do it again…

Happy #Gruidae! Get it? Gruidae? That’s the scientific family name for cranes. And today’s featured Gruidae is our wattled cranes and their chick that hatched on January 10th of this year. Wattled cranes (Bugeranus carunculata) are known for their distinctive ‘wattles’ and are the tallest of the African cranes. They stand almost 4 ft. in height,…

Post-Irma Update: White Oak gets a little help from our (animal) friends!

In the wake of Hurricane Irma’s destructive path across the southeastern US, we would like to take this time to offer our sincerest condolences to everyone that was impacted by this major storm. Our thoughts go out to you all as you recover from the storm, and we want to sincerely thank everyone that checked…

Farm to Table: White Oak’s Growing Garden

Since the beginning of my culinary career 5 years ago I’ve been a big supporter of the Farm-to-Table movement. I grew up in a small Midwestern town where we relied heavily on the local farmers for everything from produce, to milk, to meat, and I’ve always been drawn to companies that operate under that philosophy….

Grasshopper Sparrows get a Housecleaning…

Grasshopper Sparrows get a Housecleaning…

During the first week of March, White Oak staff did a prescribed burn on a field of native grasses that surround our Florida grasshopper sparrow enclosures. The prescribed burn was an important effort to replicate the natural fire regime that this habitat, and the species that live there, requires to thrive. We also burned patches…

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