A: Having a photo of the lizard helped but when you said it had a very large head I suspected a skink. It is in fact a broad headed skink. Broad-headed skinks, Eumeces laticeps, are large (up to… Read More
Category: Natural Resources
Q: I don’t see the small green lizards here anymore. I used to see them all the time when I moved here ten years ago. They seem to have been replaced by a brown variety. What happened? A:… Read More
A: I called the Audubon Society about this question just to be sure no new problems had cropped up of which I was unaware. I was particularly interested in your question as I know many gardeners supplement our… Read More
Q: I want a native vine to grow on my arbor but I want it to attract hummingbirds. Can you give me an idea of what to plant?
A: I am going to suggest we limit our search to those vines which will be perennial, which means they will return season after season. I have three Florida native vines to suggest. The strongest contender would be… Read More
Q: We would like to control the Canadian geese at our subdivision. Any ideas on how we might go about doing it?
A: The Canada goose has in some instances become an annoyance mostly because of the large amounts of fecal matter they produce which can pollute water sources. No one is eager to have that sort of mess around… Read More
Q: I found a very interesting frog sitting on the branch of my dogwood tree. It is quite large (about 2 ½ inches long), mostly white with a slight green tinge on the tip of the mouth, legs… Read More
Q: I found this creature walking in my yard right after Tropical Storm Debby. At first, I thought it was a scorpion, but upon closer examination, it did not have a stinger. It looks like a small lobster, but… Read More
Q: Yesterday evening at approximately 6:00 we glanced out into our back yard and saw an animal that we are pretty certain was a grey wolf. Both my husband and I saw it and agree that it definitely wasn’t a… Read More
A: Since we were both standing outside and looking at the butterfly visiting the blackberry flowers at the Yulee Fruit Demonstration garden, it was easy to identify. The butterfly is called an American Painted Lady or American Lady,… Read More
A:The butterfly you have been seeing is probably the Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae. The upper side of the wings is bright orange with black markings.The forewings have 3 black-encircled white dots along the leading edge.The underside is brown… Read More