Category: Forests

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

Fall Allergies

Allergies are often associated with the spring, but they are just as prevalent in the fall. In fact, during this season, plants, molds and dust mites produce allergens known as seasonal allergic rhinitis or hay fever.

UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation sets Spring Celebration for April 5-6

UF/IFAS file photo of Austin Cary Forest palmetto and pine, by Dawn McKinstry GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This spring, the University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation has two reasons to celebrate: One is the annual SFRC… Read More