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Category: Natural Resources

Field Work: Laura Nicholson Monitors Bat Activity in SW Florida Across Different Landscapes

By Katrina Rossos Laura Nicholson, a master’s student in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at University of Florida, has spent the past eight months at Picayune Strand State Forest in Collier County, Florida. She is comparing… Read More

NATA holds second 100% virtual S-131 training last week

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The Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA) held another successful 100% virtual S-131 training last week. Participants represented many different agencies and organizations, including the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Park Service, North Carolina Parks, the U.S…. Read More

Pest Management in Deer Farming: First Steps Toward Best Practices

Deer on farms may be kept in pens (left) or free roaming (right). Penned deer are typically high-value animals that are used for breeding, whereas free-roaming deer are more often used to provide hunting opportunities. (Photos courtesy of… Read More

Planning a Field Season in a Pandemic

Carrie De Jesus is a PhD Candidate in Dr. Samantha Wisely’s lab. For part of Carrie’s dissertation, she is studying how native reptiles in Florida play a role in the eco-epidemiology of Lyme disease. In Florida, lizards are… Read More

New Online FMNP Courses Available

If you are interested in taking Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) courses, you still can – FMNP courses are being offered online. Unless otherwise noted, the online courses will still include field trips and/or in-person activities, but these… Read More

Florida Master Naturalist Program Online – Coastal Shoreline Restoration

We are excited to announce that the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is offering online courses. The first offering, Coastal Shoreline Restoration (CSR), is scheduled for April 28 through May 12 and is open for registration (https://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/fmnp/CR20-06Live%20ONLINE%20via%20Zoom.html). This… Read More