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Large Tree Nympha (Idea leucone). UF/IFAS Photo: Sally Lanigan.

Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife


June 4, 2021

June 5 is World Environment Day. This year, to celebrate, why not think about the wildlife environment of your own backyard—literally? Recently, the article Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife: Top Ten Tips for Success was updated on AskIFAS. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Gregg Klowden, Kara N. Youngentob, Mark E. Hostetler, Sarah Webb Miller, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation Department, World Environment Day

Contaminants in the Urban Environment: Microplastics


January 11, 2016

Plastic, plastic everywhere! We live in a world where we are surrounded by plastic: from packaging materials and cutlery to plastic appliances and medical devices. Since the mid-twentieth century, plastic has been a boon to humanity and an integral ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Contaminants In The Urban Environment Series, Gurpal S. Toor, Ignacio A. Rodriguez-Jorquera, Maia McGuire, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Yun-Ya Yang
Figure 1. According to Florida law, all dogs, cats, and ferrets greater than 4 months of age must be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian.

Facts about Wildlife Diseases: Rabies


July 27, 2015

Rabies is a virus carried by mammals. It kills infected humans and animals if they are not treated shortly after exposure. Rabies can be prevented, but it cannot be cured once symptoms become evident. This 6-page fact sheet explains how rabies ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Holly K. Ober, Infectious Diseases, Samantha Wisely, Veterinary Medicine: Pets, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation Department
manatee

Third Grade Manatee Curriculum


July 24, 2015

This 19 fact sheet curriculum series provides a series of individual lessons covering manatee biology and ecology, as well as highlighting some of the ways that humans impact and can protect manatees. The curriculum has been written at a third ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Curriculum, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Curricula, Maia McGuire, Marine Wildlife, Ruth Francis-Floyd, Third Grade Manatee Curriculum, Threatened Or Endangered Mammals

Managing Conflicts with Wildlife: Living with Coyotes


July 24, 2015

The omnivorous coyote is a relative newcomer to Florida that plays an important role in ecosystems and food webs. Of particular importance and possible benefit may be their potential ability to control populations of pest species such as some ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Alexander Gulde, Angeline Scotten, Coyotes, Holly K. Ober, Lauren Watine, Managing Conflicts With Wildlife Series, Raoul Boughton, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation Department, William Giuliano

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