By: Sheila Marie Shaw Media Contact: Samantha Murray, 352-294-3307, firstname.lastname@example.org GAINESVILLE, Fla. – That croaking you hear at night might not be your run-of-the-mill frog. In fact, it might even be one deadly enough to kill your dog…. Read More
Category: Invasive Species
Chinese tallow…. Brazilian pepper… Mimosa…. These are all invasive trees in central Florida. An invasive plant is one that is out-competing native plants in natural areas. Invasive plants compete for nutrients, water, sunlight and of course, space. Sometimes… Read More
Plants and animals that live outside of their native ranges as a result of human activity are known as nonnative species. Although not all nonnative species become invasive, those that do have the ability to harm ecology, economy,… Read More
Q: I don’t see the small green lizards here anymore. I used to see them all the time when I moved here ten years ago. They seem to have been replaced by a brown variety. What happened?
A: Most likely what you are now seeing is the Cuban brown anole, Anolis sagrei. Apparently this lizard was first detected in 1887 in the Florida Keys but has become fully established within the last 10 years. An… Read More
Invasive species are non-native or exotic species that do not naturally occur in an area and cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health. These invasive species have become the number one threat to biodiversity on… Read More