Photographed by Bette Jackson
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Hi, I'm Dr. Jerry Jackson, out with the wild things. Richard Archbold was financially wealthy and wealthy in other ways too, a result of friendship with great biologists and participation in global exploration. He left a legacy which we all share, Archbold Biological Station. Archbold Biological Station, south of Lake Placid near the southern end of Florida's Lake Wales Ridge, was founded by Richard Archbold in 1941. The 5,000 acre station is important because it protects and maintains increasingly rare natural communities of the Lake Wales Ridge. But Archbold is much more than a preserve, it's a world-class ecological research center. The emphases at Archbold are on long-term research and education. Carefully designed studies continue through generations of plants, animals, and the researchers who study them. Influenced by the Archbold example and education efforts, additional Lake Wales Ridge habitats are now being protected.
'With the Wild Things' is produced at the Whitaker Center in the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University. For 'The Wild Things', I'm Dr. Jerry Jackson.