A: Actually, the disease is not really new, but the information is being shared now with more and more homeowners as we have discovered intensification on its spread across the nation. In fact, the disease, called Ophryocystis elektroscirrha… Read More
Category: Natural Resources
Q: I saw a butterfly similar to a monarch, but I know it wasn’t one. Do you have any idea what it was?
Q: I saw a butterfly similar to a monarch, but I know it wasn’t one. The colors were the same but it had a black line on its back wings. Do you have any idea what it was?… Read More
Q: I have noticed a little hairy butterfly which is blue and green flitting around my wildflower patch. What can you tell me about it?
Q: I have noticed a little hairy butterfly which is blue and green flitting around my wildflower patch. It seems to have a long tail compared to its wings. What can you tell me about it? A: I… Read More
A: The house sparrow (Passer domesticus) is also called the English sparrow. This bird is possibly, the most widely distributed wild bird in the world. Its native range is Europe and much of Asia, but it has been… Read More
A: Well, the arrival of hummingbirds varies slightly from year to year, especially here in Northeast Florida. We generally say spring but those dates can range anytime in the month of March. The hummingbirds leave us in September…. Read More
Q: I have heard bats can carry rabies. Why would anyone want to have a bat house near their home if this is true? A: While it is true, bats have the capacity to carry rabies, like many… Read More
Air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera) is a vine in the true yam family native to Africa, south Asia, and northern Australia. It was introduced to the United States via the slave trade and reached Florida in 1905. Air potato… Read More
The diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) is the only turtle in the world believed to live exclusively in brackish water. It is found in tidal marshes on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts from Massachusetts to Texas. The diamondback terrapin… Read More
A: Mexican Petunia, Ruellia brittoniana, also called Britton’s wild petunia is classified as an invasive for Florida according to the Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/ruebri.html). It is sold in nurseries everywhere but it easily escapes into… Read More
Japanese climbing fern (Lygodium japonicum) is a perennial climbing fern native to East Asia. It was introduced to the southeastern U.S. as an ornamental in the early 1900s. Despite its attractive appearance, Japanese climbing fern is a Category… Read More