I know, I know, nobody really thinks about mistletoe unless it’s Christmas time and folks are kissing under it. But it’s winter, Valentine’s Day is coming up, and there’s still plenty of mistletoe to be seen in the leafless winter ... READ MORE
The definition of an invasive species used by the University of Florida IFAS has three parts.
It is not native to the area.
Was brought to the area by humans; either intentionally or accidentally.
Is causing an environmental or economic ... READ MORE
Spending any amount of time on Gulf Coast beaches, you’ll find trash mixed among the sand and shells. Sometimes the sources is laziness and irresponsibility by visitors, but just as often it’s benign neglect—a child forgets their toy ... READ MORE
Early in 2022 I decided to begin a survey of snakes in the Pensacola Bay area. The purpose was to find out which species were encountered and how often. Based on Snakes of the Southeastern United States by Dr. Whit Gibbons and Dr. Mike Dorcas ... READ MORE
The land of the wet and muddy – that’s what lot of folks call the salt marsh. If you have ever experienced walking through one you know why they call it that. Salt marshes are wetlands that are dominated by grasses and are partially ... READ MORE
Over the years, odds are favorable that you have participated in an Arbor Day event. Maybe you planted a tree at your school, picked up a tree from a giveaway, or attended a dedication service with your local city or county. I've written ... READ MORE
In 2017 researchers from Auburn University published a paper looking at the impact of development in Baldwin County on the streams that feed the lower Perdido Bay system. In this study they also included streams from the Florida side of Perdido ... READ MORE
For some the forest is a scary place; for some it is a magical one; and for others it is spiritual. For wildlife it is a popular place. There are many places to shelter and plenty of food. Though the forest of our barrier islands is not ... READ MORE
Well, the TCU Horned Frogs didn’t make much of a splash during the college football championship earlier this week. Despite the outcome of the game, their unusual mascot is one of the more intriguing among universities. After noticing ... READ MORE