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Tag: Wildlife

Protecting pollinators around the backyard

We have all read how important pollinators are to an ecosystem. We have also heard of all the causes for the decline of several species, but maybe we haven’t sat down to think of what we can do… Read More

31 activities in Sarasota County to “Take Your Child Outside”

Did You Get Outside During Take A Child Outside Week! September 24-30 was “Take A Child Outside Week”. UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County partnered with multiple agencies to offer opportunities for families to participate in nature-based experiences. If you… 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

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