I was wondering if anyone knew of a nursery that sells gopher apple and saw palmetto in the Orlando area? I am a state wildlife rehabber for bats and gopher tortoises and I am designing a tortoise enclosure for my backyard. I would love to plant these for my mending tortoises to graze on!
Thanks! Heather
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  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Dec 10, 2011
    Heather, give Kevin Bagwell at Full Moon Natives in Port Orange a call. He has both of those on his "in stock" list, but it's always best to check before you go. 386-212-9923. And good for you for your rehab efforts!

  • Heather B Heather B on Dec 12, 2011
    Thank you so much for the info!

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Dec 12, 2011
    You're welcome, Heather. Kevin is very passionate about Florida natives and I'm happy to send you his way.

  • Harold M Harold M on Dec 12, 2011
    Didn't realize Gopher Tortises were still around. Very cool that your giving them habitat

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Dec 13, 2011
    We're lucky to still have quite a few gopher tortoises in New Smyrna. If you're ever down this way make a visit to Smyrna Dunes Park and walk the boardwalk. You're pretty sure to see one.

  • Charles R Charles R on Dec 13, 2011
    Save the Gopher Tortoises! I love those little fellas. Even bigger lover of Bats. Gopher Tortoises and Bats are everywhere here in Wekiva in Longwood.

  • Heather B Heather B on Dec 27, 2011
    Thanks for all the encouragement! Douglas, I will definitley check out the park. I am always on the lookout for tortoises!

  • Heather B Heather B on Dec 27, 2011
    Charles, Ive had more bat calls from your area than perhaps anywhere else! Ive met so many people who are bat lovers from your neck of the woods =) So great!

  • D fuhrman D fuhrman on Aug 02, 2015
    heather i live in athens,ga and have a gopher tortoise. i'd love to know more about your enclosure.