Category: Conservation

UF-led team mobilizes to save super-rare tree on the brink of extinction

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida torreya is the most endangered tree in North America. And it may soon disappear entirely. But scientists such as the University of Florida’s Jason Smith are ready to fight for the species, which… Read More

The Friendly Snake

Natural Wakulla by Les Harrison The warmer weather’s return has many residents of Wakulla County believing the winter of 2017/18 is done, and it might be.  The nightly ruckus of toads and frogs staking out their territory becomes… Read More

How to Water Your Lawn and Save Water for the Fishes

Did you know that about 60% of home water usage is used to water landscapes? That is, 60% of our fresh drinking water is used to grow one of the world’s largest inedible crops! So how can you… Read More

UF to tackle water issues, challenges at annual symposium on Feb. 6, 7

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Water—how much we have, its quality and how we use it – is the one issue that touches every Florida resident and community. Scientists from North America will gather at the University of Florida to… Read More

UF study: Mosquitoes can lead researchers to elusive Burmese Python

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Burmese pythons may be big and scary, but they are hard to find. Now, researchers can enlist the aid of mosquitoes to find the invasive snake in south Florida, according to a study by a… Read More