Natural Communities

I use the FNAI Natural Community descriptions to tag my natural community photos, found at –  http://fnai.org/naturalcommguide.cfm.

Florida Natural Areas Inventory and Florida Department of Natural Resources FNAI and FDNR. 2010. Guide to the natural communities of Florida. Florida Natural Areas Inventory and Florida Department of Natural Resources, Tallahassee, Florida. Available at: http://www.fnai.org/PDF/Natural_Communities_Guide.pdf

Natural communities listed with a hyperlink have associated photos.

HARDWOOD FORESTED UPLANDS 

  • Slope Forest
  • Upland Hardwood Forest
    • DRY UPLAND HARDWOOD FOREST
  • Mesic Hammock
    • PRAIRIE MESIC HAMMOCK
  • Rockland Hammock
    • THORN SCRUB
  • Xeric Hammock

HIGH PINE AND SCRUB 

PINE FLATWOODS AND DRY PRAIRIE 

COASTAL UPLANDS 

  • Beach Dune
  • Coastal Berm
  • Coastal Grassland
  • Coastal Strand
  • Maritime Hammock
  • Shell Mound

SINKHOLES AND OUTCROP COMMUNITIES 

FRESHWATER NON-FORESTED WETLANDS 
PRAIRIES AND BOGS 

MARSHES

FRESHWATER FORESTED WETLANDS
CYPRESS/TUPELO 

HARDWOOD

  • Baygall
    • BAY SWAMP
    • SOUTH FLORIDA BAYHEAD
  • Hydric Hammock
    • COASTAL HYDRIC HAMMOCK
    • PRAIRIE HYDRIC HAMMOCK
  • Bottomland Forest
  • Alluvial Forest

MARINE and ESTUARINE VEGETATED WETLANDS 

  • Salt Marsh
    • SALT FLAT
  • Mangrove Swamp
    • BUTTONWOOD FOREST
  • Keys Tidal Rock Barren

PONDS and LAKES (LACUSTRINE) 

  • Clastic Upland Lake
  • Coastal Dune Lake
  • Coastal Rockland Lake
  • Flatwoods/Prairie Lake
  • Marsh Lake
  • River Floodplain Lake
  • Sandhill Upland Lake
  • Sinkhole Lake
  • Swamp Lake

RIVERS and STREAMS (RIVERINE) 

SUBTERRANEAN 

  • Aquatic Cave
  • Terrestrial Cave