Feb 26 2014

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Florida Scrub Jay Maze

Florida Scrub Jay Maze

Florida Scrub Jay Maze

Enjoy solving the Florida Scrub Jay Maze.  It’s an easy maze!

Part of my series focusing on endangered animals, the Florida Scrub Jay is a representative for the whole sandy scrub habitat unique to Florida.  There are about a total of 90 plants and animals that rely on this particular mix of sandy dry soil, and the shrubs and dwarf oaks that grow there for their existence.  This ecosystem is unique on the face of the planet!  The land here needs to be protected, and it also needs to be managed, for wildfires help to encourage the life it supports.

The Florida Scrub Jay has a wingspan of about 13 inches, and can weigh as much as 2.5 ounces.  They typically live in small groups, with the monogamous parents’ young helping with territorial duties for the first year of life.  In the wild a Florida Scrub Jay will live about 4 years on average, though some specimens have lived as long as 11 years old.

The natural scrub habitat is under ongoing threat from development of subdivisions and citrus groves.  The birds will not fly much further than 3 miles to inhabit new territories, so it is essential that small patches within a few miles of each other are left alone so that the Florida Scrub Jay has somewhere to nest.

This original artwork is copyright 2014 by Rob Hughes.  Drawn with india ink on 9″ x 12″ Bristol white vellum surface paper.  Made in Michigan.  Built to last.

To find out more about the Florida Scrub Jay please visit this link.

Download a PDF of the Florida Scrub Jay Maze here!

You can purchase a greeting card with the Florida Scrub Jay Maze design here.

Here is the solution to the Florida Scrub Jay Maze.

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