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Category: Forests

Nature Coast research internships give UF students an edge

Last summer, Cory Gillis found himself waking before dawn at the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, where he’d been assigned to track the breeding calls of the northern bobwhite quail as part of an internship with the U.S…. Read More

UF/IFAS-based PINEMAP project earns national award from USDA

Caption: PINEMAP principal investigator Tim Martin, right, accepts congratulations from Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, at the NIFA Partnership Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. (Photo courtesy of USDA-NIFA)… Read More

Science teachers learn to spread the word about invasive plants

When Kenny Coogan, a seventh-grade science teacher at Orange Grove Middle Magnet School, took an airboat ride on Lake Tohopekaliga and saw the devastation caused by invasive plants, he knew he had to bring this information back to… Read More

Hit a Snag? Not a Problem—If You’re Wildlife, That Is

[Tweet “Snags are an important source of food and shelter for many animals. #UFWildlife http://bit.ly/1qKvHzw”]If you’re a woodpecker and you encounter a snag, that’s not a problem—it’s an opportunity. That’s because “snag” is the term for a dead… Read More

Living With Deer

Fall is deer rutting (breeding) season in Florida, which means you may see white-tailed deer grazing around your neighborhood. Get to know these creatures and ways to prevent any possible conflict between you and them. More…

Recognizing Florida’s Venomous Snakes

Florida provides many opportunities to enjoy nature. Those who like hiking, camping or swimming may have been acquainted with the many species of snakes native to the state—46 to be exact. While this number may scare some people, only… Read More