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Photos of Plant Restoration Over Time


Once the invasive non-native vegetation has been removed, native vegetation can begin to move into the area, providing habitat for wildlife. Below are before-and-after photos from Frannie's Preserve and the West Sanibel River Preserve.

West Sanibel River Preserve -
Before

West Sanibel River Preserve -
After


A location in the West Sanibel River Preserve, overgrown with Australian pines, in 4/6/05, prior to clearing.


Native vegetation makes a comeback by 5/3/06.  This area was formerly dominated by Australian pines.

Frannie's Preserve - Before

Frannie's Preserve - After


Looking south in Frannie's Preserve on 7/6/2000


The same location on 1/24/06

Frannie's Preserve - Before

Frannie's Preserve - After


Looking north from a second Frannie's Preserve location on 7/2/00

The same location on 1/24/06