By Les Harrison The dog days of August are resting heavily upon Wakulla County. It is a daily contest between the thermometer and humidity to see which can generate the highest readings to compound the heat index’s effects…. Read More
Have you ever thought about the value of birds? I mean, the value in dollars. There over 18,000 birds on this planet; all are different and all play a role in keeping Florida ecosystems healthy. They can also… Read More
This blog post is a collection of questions that Lara Milligan and myself (Shannon Carnevale) have received about owls common to Florida. These answers may be updated over time, but will be linked to more information where relevant…. Read More
The natural resources programs from UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas and Polk Counties are pleased to announce that the Wildlife Wednesday Webinar series for 2017 will take place on Wednesdays June – November, 2017. The webinars are from 12:15 PM –… Read More
Q and A: I am concerned about mistaking the Florida Bobcat for the Florida Panther. Could you enlighten your readers?
from J.C., via eMail Answer: The bobcat (Felis rufus) is found from southern Canada, throughout the United States, and to the higher elevations of southeastern Mexico. In Florida, the bobcat occurs statewide. A solitary, mostly nocturnal creature, the bobcat… Read More
Q and A: I have heard that there is a type of mosquito that is an indicator for poor water quality. What are these mosquitoes called and do they exist in this area?
from C.R., Bonita Springs Answer: Blind mosquitoes, also known as aquatic midges, are mosquito-like insects often associated with poor water quality. Blind mosquito is a common name that may refer to various species of midges. One thing to… Read More
UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center The Rafael Crespo Conservation Endowment is a testament to the power of collaborative efforts. Established August 2016, the endowment honors Rafael Crespo Jr., who was the lead biologist for the University’s American Crocodile… Read More
Florida black bears, Ursus americanus floridanus, currently inhabit 45% of their historic range but bear sightings are on the rise. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) estimates there is currently a robust bear population with at least 4,050 bears… Read More
By Les Harrison Living in Wakulla County has a variety of exceptional benefits. The natural environment is a feature visitors travel great distances to experience and enjoy during their leisure periods. While some residents may take this advantage… Read More
More than 50 residents from Florida’s Nature Coast and Gainesville paddled, jogged or cheered during the Workout on the Waterfront event held in Cedar Key, Florida to raise money for local causes. The event, held March 18, was… Read More