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Category: Invasive Species

Agamas “Rainbow Lizards” on the Treasure Coast: A Florida Master Naturalist Final Project

For their Florida Master Naturalist Uplands course final project, Marko Sillanpaa and Chloe Lloyd conducted observational research on rainbow agamas on the Florida Treasure Coast.  I served as overall course instructor and Ellen Butler served as their final project… Read More

Biological Control Successes in Florida

A UF/IFAS publication is available showcasing biological control success stories in Florida.  UF/IFAS Research and Extension specialists are addressing the invasive plant and insect problem in Florida. These experts develop integrated pest management techniques that often incorporate the… Read More

Graduate Student Highlight: Jonathan Glueckert

Contributor: Katie Ray, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Intern Originally from Long Island, Jonathan Glueckert received his undergraduate degree from Siena College in upstate New York where he studied environmental science. After working several seasonal… Read More

Vero Beach’s 19th Annual Gardenfest! Coming Soon

The 19th annual Gardenfest! in Rivererside Park, Vero Beach is coming soon.  So bring your wagon, your imagination, your garden wish-list, and your men.  No need to miss the Superbowl!  Gardenfest! closes Sunday evening at 4PM. Gardenfest! February… Read More

Non-Native Ant Hitchhiked Its Way Across North America, Study Finds

Photo courtesy of Jonas Stenstrom If you’ve ever seen ants on the sidewalk, you’re probably already familiar with one of the most commonly encountered ants in North America. Now researchers with the University of Florida say that the… Read More

Wild Weeds – Cherokee Rose

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Cherokee Rose Rosa laevigata The Cherokee Rose is native to China, Taiwan, Laos, and Vietnam. It is a beautiful evergreen shrub that prefers to climb. Often you will find Cherokee Roses… Read More

Brazilian Peppertree Biological Control Field Demonstrations

The UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center, the UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County and partner agencies are hosting a series of field demonstration days throughout central and south Florida focusing on Brazilian peppertree biological control.  Topics addressed… Read More