Florida is home to no fewer than 700 freshwater springs, more than any place in the world! From the famed manatee to the obscure freshwater jellyfish, the springs provide sustenance to an abundance of wild, marine and insect life. This beautiful guide features over 150 species, over 130 original illustrations, and includes listings of commonly and not-so-commonly encountered “critters” living in and near Florida’s springs.
A native of Florida's Gulf coast, Sandra Poucher enjoys being outdoors just as she enjoys researching, reading, and writing. She has explored and helped survey caves locally in Florida as well as in Mexico and in the Caribbean. Her articles and photographs have been published in magazines such as Underwater Speleology and the NSS News. She is editor of Sheck Exley's The Taming of the Slough: A Comprehensive History of Peacock Springs, co-compiler with Dr. Rick Copeland of the Florida Geological Survey on the Speleological and Karst Glossary of Florida and the Caribbean, and writer and illustrator of A Field Guide to the Critters of Florida's Springs.