Tag: scarnevale

Hurricane Recovery: Wind-Resistant Trees for Home, Business, and Park Landscaping

Urban forests are the trees that surround our homes, streets, parking lots, schools, and parks. Urban forests can be used to help mitigate the negative effects caused by urbanization and development. While urban forests have many benefits, some… Read More

Florida’s Burrowing Owl

The burrowing owl, Athene cunicularia, is quite the character in Florida’s landscape. This compact bird of prey is Florida’s only ground-nesting owl species. Burrowing Owl Identification Burrowing owls are easily identified by their long legs and by their habit of… Read More

Wildlife Wednesday Webinars: June – November 2017

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

Staying Ahead of the Invasive Species Wave with EDRR Training

Even the best prevention efforts cannot stop all invasive species but Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) is a critical second defense against the establishment of new invasive species populations. EDRR increases the likelihood that localized invasive populations will… Read More

Living with Florida Black Bears

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

Earth Day Celebration Suggestions: Consider Long-Term Impact of Celebration

Every year in mid-April, I start receiving phone calls and emails inquiring about Earth Day events in our area. Earth Day, held annually on April 22nd, creates a surge of interest in living “green” or in an environmentally… Read More