Category: Wildlife

CHANGING THE LOCAL SCENERY BY RESTORING THE COAST

B.J. Hall-Scharf, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County, Brooksville, Florida and W.J. Lester, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County, Brooksville, Florida.  Situation: In 2015, Hernando County updated its Noxious Plant Control ordinance to require removal of lead tree (Leucaena leucocephala) and Brazilian… Read More

Invasion of lubber grasshoppers

They’re back…the annual invasion of the lubber grasshoppers. Small lubber grasshoppers appear to bubble up from the soil forming a black mass that move in groups as they consume plants along the way. Don’t procrastinate!

Exotic Plants Starving Birds! 12 Things You Can Do to Help

Birds Are Starving Exotic (non-native) plants do not support the caterpillars that native birds need for food, causing birds to starve to death.  If birds can’t find enough caterpillars, they can’t reproduce and they and their young starve…. Read More

Carpenter Bees Bore Problems

by Les Harrison There are certain sounds which cannot be ignored. They convey an immediate message which calls the listener to be alert and prepared. These noises, even here in the Florida panhandle, are uniquely distinct and are… Read More

Starfish Found In Florida Waters

by Les Harrison With the return of warmer weather, the focus of outdoor activities is shifting to pursuits where the partakers can maintain a comfortable temperature personally. So logically this means taking advantage of the local water resources…. Read More

Wildlife Wednesday Webinars 2018 series

The natural resources programs from UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas and Polk Counties are pleased to announce that the Wildlife Wednesday Webinar series for 2018 will take place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, June – November, 2018. The webinars… Read More

Bug Word of the Day: Central-Place Forager

Central-place foragers are animals that return to the same nest in between foraging trips, collecting their food, or food for their offspring, in an area around that nest. Animals that are not central-place foragers instead roam continuously, foraging… Read More