Category: Wildlife

Citizen scientists monitor, report invasive reptile species

Citizen scientists holding a Burmese python

The toughest part of wrangling a Burmese python is not pinning it down, but getting the entire 7-foot long snake into the cotton snake bag, said Ellen Butler, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More

Youth take the plunge into environmental stewardship

Can you tell me how old a fish is just by looking at a slice of bone? That’s one question youth will learn how to answer in the Manatee Marine Explorers Day Camp created by two University of… Read More

Hit a Snag? Not a Problem—If You’re Wildlife, That Is

[Tweet “Snags are an important source of food and shelter for many animals. #UFWildlife http://bit.ly/1qKvHzw”]If you’re a woodpecker and you encounter a snag, that’s not a problem—it’s an opportunity. That’s because “snag” is the term for a dead… Read More

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Florida Garden

Spring is a busy time for hummingbirds. After wintering in Central and South America, species such as the ruby-throated hummingbird are now returning to Florida to build nests and raise their young.1 Now is a great time to… Read More

Horseshoe Crabs Are Living Fossils

By Les Harrison The pace of 21st Century life continues to accelerate unabated. There seem to be an unending stream of new, improved, and enhanced products and services at every sunrise. The stress and expense it takes on… Read More