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Category: Wildlife

Now is a great time to clean your purple martin birdhouses!

Purple martins are the largest swallows in North America and are known for their aerial acrobatics and the glossy purple feathers adoring the males of this species. Purples martins are migratory and arrive in Collier County in early… Read More

Voice of UF/IFAS – Savanna Barry

Name: Savanna Barry Position: Regional Specialized Extension Agent II Hometown: Beaverdam, VA Years with UF/IFAS: 6 Describe your role at UF/IFAS: As an Extension Agent, I work on coastal issues in the Nature Coast. I serve residents, businesses,… Read More

Research at the DeLuca Preserve gets a jump start

Scientists will conduct research at the 27,000-acre DeLuca Preserve with more than $600,000 in funding awarded to UF/IFAS faculty to study complex issues. Eight research projects received funding to begin research on the property. Projects range from research… Read More

Provide for Wildlife- The Gulf Fritillary

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Our urban Yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife. As urban areas rapidly increase worldwide, our urban yards are the first defense line… Read More

Fish of Florida: Atlantic Tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis) Species Profile

Atlantic Tripletail, Lobotes surinamensis Florida State Record: 40 lbs 13 oz, Ft. Pierce 1998 IGFA World Record: 42 lbs 5 oz, South Africa 1989 For most current tripletail regulations in the Florida please check out this FWC page, for Gulf… Read More

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We need to hear from you!    Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about our Florida-Friendly Landscaping outreach. Click the following Qualtrics link to participate in a brief anonymous survey. LINK: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9zNZnEd2ZAnx9s2     Why… Read More

Venomous and Nonvenomous Snakes in Florida

Venomous and nonvenomous snakes are a natural part of the Florida environment. Unfortunately, many people suffer from ophidiophobia –  which is a strong anxiety toward all snakes (Schaefer 2019).  Having increased knowledge of which snakes are venomous and… Read More

New FWC draft rule will allow for harvest of Goliath grouper

By Ana Zangroniz and Angela Collins, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent, Manatee County The October 6th meeting of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) ended with a new draft proposed rule: the permission for a limited harvest… Read More