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Category: Natural Resources

Saving and Using Rainwater

Groundwater resources in Florida face high demand for consumption, agricultural and industrial needs. Taking advantage of Florida’s seasonal rainfall can reduce pressure on groundwater for non-potable uses during drier seasons. For the homeowner, harvesting rainwater reduces your water… Read More

Q: I don’t see the small green lizards here anymore. I used to see them all the time when I moved here ten years ago. They seem to have been replaced by a brown variety. What happened?

A: Most likely what you are now seeing is the Cuban brown anole, Anolis sagrei. Apparently this lizard was first detected in 1887 in the Florida Keys but has become fully established within the last 10 years.  An… Read More

Hurricane Preparedness & Recovery for Families

Credit: UF/IFAS Photos

With hurricane season underway, now is the prefect time to become prepared and create a plan in the event of a hurricane. While many families grasp the monstrous effects a hurricane causes, they may be ill-prepared. Review the… Read More