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FMNP Festival: Celebrate the FMNP’s 20th Anniversary Online and In-Person

FMNP Festival: Celebrate the FMNP’s 20th Anniversary Online and In-Person Friends and Colleagues, thank you for your continued support of the Florida Master Naturalist Program! For our 20th Anniversary, we want to come together to… Read More

Florida Wildflower Foundation director on her Master Naturalist background

We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. To learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here. This month, we’ve interviewed an exceptional Florida Master Naturalist,… Read More

Hostetler Lab Shows How City Forests and Residential Areas Can Benefit Birds

By Katrina Rossos Often ignored, cities contain many small forest fragments and residential areas that offer tree canopy cover and a variety of native plants, which are both ideal environments for an array of species…. Read More

2020-21 Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Award and Scholarship Winners

SCHOLARSHIPS  WEC Undergraduate Spring Scholarships $1,000 WEC Working Student Scholarship – Kiley Kneynsberg $1,000 Nancy C. K. Looney – Lexie Scott $1,000 Nancy C. K. Looney – Tristen Ladika $1,000 Monica Stokely Memorial Scholarship –… Read More

Them’s fighting birds: Study identifies other species’ influence on territorial aggression

Featured image above shows a tufted titmouse. Photo courtesy of Autumn Rose, Florida Museum of Natural History.   Bird aggression often occurs between birds of the same species. However, a new study found that birds… Read More

Alachua County Residents to Become Citizen Scientists for the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge

By Katrina Rossos Learning more about the species’ in your yard and neighborhood can be just as easy as stepping outside with your smartphone. This spring, the public—no matter their background—can become active ecologists in… Read More