• Richard Archbold Research Center
  • Richard Archbold Mural
  • Scrub at ABS
  • Scrubjay
  • Flowers
  • Beelike Robber Fly, Earwig
  • Reptiles
  • Prescribed burn at ABS
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Welcome to the world of biological exploration, conservation action, and ecological education at the Archbold Biological Station, the MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center, and the Archbold Reserve. Please join us in our quest to understand, interpret, protect, and restore the ecological wonders of Central Florida, from the high dry scrub ridges, down through the wetlands, prairie ranchlands, and dark flowing creeks and rivers of the Northern Everglades. Archbold Biological Station, founded in 1941, is the primary division of Archbold Expeditions, a non-profit organization established by Richard Archbold. Archbold Biological Station protects a 5,193-acre globally significant Florida scrub preserve located on the southern end of the Lake Wales Ridge, an ancient sandy ecosystem of south-central Florida. Other Archbold divisions are the working ranch, the MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Center (10,500 acres), nearby at Buck Island Ranch, and the restoration landscape of the Archbold Reserve (3,648 acres) adjacent to the Station.

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