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Category: Wildlife

What’s the Buzz on Bees?

Florida is known for many of its “Fresh from Florida” commodities such as citrus, tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, watermelons, beans, and sweet corn, but what role do honey bees play in the production of these crops? Did you know… Read More

Letting Them Bee: National Pollinator Week

This week is National Pollinator Week, which makes it a good time to learn about how birds, bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators sustain our ecosystem! What is a pollinator? When some people hear “pollinator,” they immediately think of… Read More

Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources

Application deadline for financial assistance is October 1 GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 21, 2021 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until October 1 for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)… Read More

Celebrate Pollinator Week June 21-27

Calling all gardeners (and all who want to be gardeners)! Would you like to learn how to help our natural environment and add beauty to your yard?  Join in this year’s annual international celebration of Pollinator Week!  This… Read More

UF project hopes to ‘certify’ appropriate plants as wildlife-friendly

Increasingly, consumers want plants that support wildlife, such as pollinators. That’s why UF/IFAS researchers are combining hard and social sciences to ensure you get the “certifiably” wildlife-friendly plants you seek. That’s right: Six researchers across multiple academic disciplines… Read More

Livestock Predation: Identifying the culprits

By: Hannah Fox, Intern UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center Livestock loss, and calf loss in particular, is a major issue in Florida. According to the USDA 2015 report on livestock loss, operations in Florida suffered a… Read More

Not acting like themselves: Antidepressants in environment alter crayfish behavior, study finds

Low levels of antidepressants are found in many water bodies, so animals like crayfish are often exposed to trace amounts of these drugs The researchers found that crayfish exposed to low levels of antidepressant medication behaved in ways… Read More

Feliz Día Mundial de los Océanos! #OceansDayChallenge

¡Hoy es el Día Mundial de los Océanos! Un día que se creó hace 29 años para celebrar nuestros océanos y crear conciencia para su protección y conservación. A pesar de que dependemos de nuestros océanos *, algunas… Read More