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Category: Natural Resources

UF/IFAS scientist discovers parasite introduced by invasive pythons is threatening Florida’s native snakes

DAVIE, FL. – In Florida, native snakes play an important role in the environment that we live and enjoy. Now that role is being threatened by invasive Burmese pythons introducing a non-native lung parasite to nearly half of… Read More

May-June Bug Season

Back in May I noticed numerous half-inch brown beetles congregating around my porch light every evening at around 10:00 PM.  Most householders in Florida deal with their dried-out bodies under outdoor lights, in shallow plant saucers, or in… Read More

Florida Seafood at your Fingertips LIVE: Grilled whole snapper and corn on the cob

Grilling is one of the most enjoyable ways to cook, and to grill a whole fish is one of my favorite recipes to prepare. It is easy, delicious, always impresses your guests, and can be done anywhere from… Read More

Florida Friendly Fishing Guide Certification

Fishing is big business in Florida, contributing billions of dollars each year to the state’s economy.  Fishing guides are an important part of the fishing industry, providing locals and tourists alike with authentic Florida fishing experiences and memories… Read More