Category: Wildlife

UF/IFAS Natural Resources Faculty Earn National Recognition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — From forests to wetlands, rivers to coastline, Floridians and visitors enjoy the Sunshine State’s rich natural resources each day. Natural resources educators with the University of Florida have been nationally recognized for their work to… Read More

It’s sea turtle nesting season and you can help

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People aren’t the only ones headed to Florida’s beaches right now. May 1 marks the official start of the sea turtle nesting season, and beachgoers can take steps to help turtles be successful, said Maia… Read More

New window treatments to prevent bird deaths on UF campus

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two buildings on the University of Florida campus, including Jennings Hall, have gotten new window treatments designed to prevent bird collisions. Several million birds die from window collisions in the U.S. each year, making it… Read More

Hundreds expected at Seahorse Key open house events March 14 and 28

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Families who missed the last Seahorse Key open house have another chance to encounter history, wildlife and more on March 14 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will get to see aquarium… Read More

UF study: Peregrine Staying Closer to Home as Population Increases

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The majestic Peregrine Falcon, one of the fastest birds on the planet, can fly hundreds of miles, but lately has been sticking close to home to breed. Researchers at the University of Florida, Institute of… Read More

UF study: Mosquitoes can lead researchers to elusive Burmese Python

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Burmese pythons may be big and scary, but they are hard to find. Now, researchers can enlist the aid of mosquitoes to find the invasive snake in south Florida, according to a study by a… Read More

Squirrel Appreciation Day is Jan. 21: Here are six reasons to start loving these nutty critters

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Squirrels often get a bad rap. They raid bird feeders. They can chew through just about anything. They dart out in front of cars. But, while sometimes inconvenient for humans, this oft-labeled “nuisance” animal has… Read More

UF study questions existence of rule relating animal size and temperature

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences doctoral student’s study turns a long-accepted scientific rule on its head. The study found that animals are unlikely to change in size as the climate… Read More