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Category: Wildlife

Voices of UF/IFAS: Ray Goldwire

Name: Ray Goldwire Position with UF/IFAS: Volunteer, UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Current city: Gainesville Hometown: Starke     Years with UF/IFAS: I graduated from the University of Florida in 1958 with a BSBA in Economics and a minor in… Read More

UF Study: Where brown anoles invade, native green anoles reach new heights

Green anole lizards used to be a common sight in much of the southeastern United States, but in places like Florida, people are now more likely to encounter the invasive brown anole, especially in urban areas. A UF… Read More

Arachnophobia and Florida Residents

The Other Florida Residents Generally, Florida residents are pretty hardy souls. For instance, early settlers required a healthy fear of bears. Florida Black Bears lived throughout the state at that time and were of great concern for anyone… Read More

Wild Sarasota Spotlight: comBATting bat myths

Swooping through the night sky, many people are quick to decry bats as blood suckers, rabies vectors, and a general nuisance. However, these miraculous flying mammals pose little risk to humans and are actually essential in managing our… Read More

“Florida’s Most Recognizable Reptile, the American Alligator” – A new episode from Naturally Florida!

When alligators are in the news, it’s not usually because they did something amazing or saved someone’s life. In fact, it’s often the opposite. These often maligned reptiles are part of life in Florida. They are critical species… Read More

Interdisciplinary Ecology graduate students complete project focused on the Amazon

An interdisciplinary effort to improve governance and infrastructure in the Amazon (GIA) included expertise from the University of Florida. Several graduate students, including from the UF/IFAS School of Natural Resources and Environment’s Interdisciplinary Ecology (IE) program, were involved… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap: Rainwater Harvesting

Although rainwater harvesting has been practiced for thousands of years, recent concerns over water supplies and the environment have prompted a renewed interest in this method of water sourcing. A rainwater harvesting system is the collection and storage… Read More

Youth Benefit from Spending Time Angling

Youth and their families can reap the many benefits of fishing.  It’s important to remember that an afternoon of fishing does not necessarily require expensive boats or top of the line equipment.  This, itself can be a valuable… Read More