In addition, predator species such as the Texas indigo snake
need a healthy population of rodents, which in turn thrive wherever insect populations are high.
Project Orianne - to restore or improve 10,000 acres of longleaf pine habitat within the Apalachicola and Conecuh National Forests to create and enhance habitat for declining bird populations, such as red-cockaded woodpeckers and Bachmann's sparrow, and other species of concern, such as the gopher tortoise and indigo snake
The eastern indigo snake
project began in 1998 after an anonymous donor pledged money for a three-year study.
Animals that Benefit: Green jay, chachalaca, ocelot, jaguarundi, red-crowned parrot, indigo snake
, buff-bellied hummingbird
Federally-listed species include the Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens), eastern indigo snake
(Drymarchon corais couperi), southeastern beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus niveiventris), and coastal vervain (Verbena maritima).
Many of these species, such as the Indiana gray bat, gopher tortoise, and Eastern indigo snake
, are listed as threatened, endangered, or sensitive.