This 140,000 acre wildlife refuge owes its existence in large part to the Kennedy space center where it serves as a buffer between the missile launches and the surrounding cities. So the refuge is closed to the public for several days around a shuttle launch and any day the shuttle is expected to return. According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, there are coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes, freshwater impoundments, scrub, pine flatwoods, and hardwood hammocks which provide habitat for more than 1,500 species of plants and animals. This is another video for my field video production class, and I used several new (to me) editing techniques.