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Roseate Spoonbill in Florida

Roseate Spoonbill in Florida Genus and Species: Platalea ajaja Listing Status from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Federal Status: Not listed FL Status: State-designated Threatened FNAI Ranks: G5/S2 (Globally: Demonstrably Secure/ State: Imperiled) IUCN Status: LC (Least Concern) Roseate spoonbill… Read More

Nature Knowledge Webinar – Schedule and Recordings

Nature Knowledge is a webinar sharing scientific knowledge on current issues affecting nature in Florida, supported by UF/IFAS Extension and hosted by Dr. Shelly Johnson, State Specialized Agent in Natural Resources. See below for registration links and past… Read More

National Wildlife Day

Tomorrow marks a holiday so fabulous that it’s celebrated twice a year. On September 4 and February 22, we celebrate National Wildlife Day, created to bring recognition to not only enjoy and appreciate the types of wildlife we… Read More

Florida Master Naturalist Program Graduate Spotlight

We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary.  Our graduates are our greatest success stories.  This blog highlights Florida Master Naturalist 20th Anniversary Graduate Successes in St. Lucie County…. Read More

Citizen science: surveying Florida scrub-jays

As a Florida native, I’ve become fascinated by our sole endemic bird: the Florida scrub jay. When offered the opportunity to help survey populations in the Sarasota area, I couldn’t resist, and by just 10:30am I had seen… Read More

Citizen Science: sea turtle surveying and how you can help!

As an Environmental Education and Outreach Intern for the Ecology and Natural Resource Program at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, I was afforded the opportunity to engage with our flora and fauna in ways I never had before. After… Read More

Searching for (and finding!) fireflies… right here in Pasco County!

^ Watch the video above to see real live fireflies blinking just a few nights ago in Pasco County – (filmed 7/18/21). Yes – we do have fireflies here in Florida! (Trivia fact – At least 56 species… Read More