Tag: conservation

What’s that digging holes in my yard? – the gopher tortoise and what you need to know

If you’ve ever encountered one of their characteristic burrows (perhaps, unfortunately, even in your yard), you may be familiar with the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). Gopher tortoises are the only tortoise found in the southeastern United States and… Read More

Federal funds to help farmers, foresters conserve land

Hands holding budding plant in soil

Agricultural operators and forest landowners interested in adding technology or techniques that foster conservation have a new window to apply for federal funding to offset costs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued the following press release with… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Mulch

workers apply mulch to a garden

Do you have an area where nothing will grow, an area of barren ground? A place that is hard to irrigate, mow or maintain? Consider mulching it. One of the Nine Principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, mulching offers an… Read More

The Case of the Disappearing Birds: Avian Flyways and the Need for Conservation

Each week on the blog we pull back the curtain on our Wildlife Ecology & Conservation graduate students’ seminar class. This post is by master’s student Elysia Webb.  Dr. Lisa Davenport had a mystery on her hands: her birds… Read More