Do you have a Cuban tree frog invasion in your yard? You can help UF/IFAS study these frogs and learn how they responded to Florida's recent long freeze. If you spot one, especially if you are in north Florida or the Panhandle, please contact ... READ MORE
Star spotted on Florida coasts!
Heads up, fans of Florida's celebrity nonnative herps! There’s a niche member of the scaly glitterati you may have missed in all the furor over Florida’s top-billing nonnative reptiles.
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The reason invasive plants can so easily take over the landscape in their adopted environments is that they have no native natural enemies in their new homes. Fortunately, biological control organisms can help put the brakes on these out-of-control ... READ MORE
Hiking, biking, or kayaking in Florida has always presented opportunities to see large reptiles. Florida is famous for its alligators and crocodiles. Even skinks, while not exactly Godzilla-sized, can get impressively hefty. And the state boasts ... READ MORE
Coastal southern Florida has long been home to green iguanas. They came first as stowaways on ships. Then people began importing them to keep them as pets. The wild population grew when pets escaped or when people intentionally released their ... READ MORE
A small, socially distanced backyard get-together is coming to its fun-filled conclusion on a chilly early spring night in north central Florida. A campfire, s’mores, popcorn, and a movie… What’s not to love? But then… the frogs…
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