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Reducing your Seed and Suet Addiction-Plants to Support Wildlife


October 29, 2020

When the cooler weather of fall arrives, many of us think of attracting a delightful gathering of birds to our gardens with a selection of feeders filled with a variety of seed, suet and even meal worms. It can be relaxing and satisfying to ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Backyard Wildlife, Birds, Black Eyed Susan, Goldenrod, Holly, Little Blue Stem, Native Plants, Simpson's Stopper, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County
Prescribed fire at the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station

Study: Microbes escape wildland fires on smoke particle ‘life rafts’


October 28, 2020

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — and also lots of microorganisms, according to a new study from the University of Florida. For the first time, researchers have measured the number of microbes in smoke from fires in wilderness areas, ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Brent Christner, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Microbiology And Cell Science, News, Ordway-Swisher Biological Station
bats emerging from a large bat house at dusk

Bats- Scary or Awesome?


October 27, 2020

Note: All images were taken before 2020 as masks were not required before spring of this year. The blood-sucking vampire bat stereotype of movie lore is not so scary in real life. In fact, the vampire bat does not even live in Florida. ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bats Are Beneficial, Beneficial Wildlife, EDIS Bats, Florida Ecosystems, Florida Native Bats, Flying Mammals, Guano, Insect Pest Management: Bats, Nocturnal Hunters, UF Bat House

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