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
Mangroves are a kind of tree or shrub that typically grow on or near shorelines in tropical and subtropical climates such as Florida’s Gulf Coast. These plants are specially adapted to the wet, salty conditions where they grow.1… Read More
[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
A prescribed burn is the intentional, controlled burning of vegetation by resource management professionals. Though prescribed burns might initially seem destructive, they actually help keep ecosystems in balance and keep people and their property safe from the truly… Read More
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…
From more woodpecker sightings on suet feeders to manatees migrating to warmer waters, November is the month Florida wildlife prepares for the winter season. More…
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
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.
Florida has more than sunshine and amusement parks. It also has a range of natural resources and animals. Florida legislators have identified the following animals as state symbols to honor our natural environment.
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