photo of an egret sitting on top of a brown cow who is eating grass next to a palm treeICYMI: In her Best of the Northwest-winning story for bioGraphic, Virginia Gewin (@VirginiaGewin) shows us why ranches may be Florida’s best hope for saving endangered species like the Florida panther and the burrowing owl that rely on lands that would otherwise be lost to housing development. “A cattle ranch is the closest thing to pristine wilderness as Florida will ever get,” says one of the ranchers Gewin features alongside conservation biologists, government officials and others in a richly woven and nuanced story that puts cliched tropes to bed and shows us how agriculture and threatened wildlife might coexist. Image: Environmental Protection Agency