NATIONAL INVASIVE SPECIES AWARENESS WEEK - WE CAN ALL DO SOMETHING
This week is National Invasive Species Week. During this week on our Florida Land Steward Facebook page we have shared some great posts from UF/IFAS Sea Grant Agent, Rick ... READ MORE
During this week we have read about what an invasive species is, how they got here, which ones have been here awhile, which are new potential threats, and why we should even care about this. All important things to know when you are trying ... READ MORE
Early in the week, I was fortunate to visit one of my favorite parks in Sarasota County: Lemon Bay Park and Environmental Center. I was invited to present to a group of park volunteers about estuary ecology, mangrove best management practices, ... READ MORE
Many people travel to parks and natural areas to catch a glimpse of native creatures. But can we ever see wildlife in our own yards? If so, what can we do to encourage wild visitors?
What can we do?
While ... READ MORE
The name lets you know that these are probably not good. What we call the Dirty Dozen are those invasive species who are in the high part of the invasive species curve. The section to the right that is red. They are widespread and abundant. ... READ MORE
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla – Non-native snakes in Florida are spreading and growing in population.
Some are considered invasive, threatening Florida’s environment, native wildlife, economy and public health, according to scientists at the University ... READ MORE
Sometimes I am just in awe of the variety and purely bizarre nature of the many fish in our seas. Today’s feature is not exactly anyone’s idea of a beauty, but its unique adaptations to life underwater make it a poster child for the ... READ MORE
Urban Forests For the Birds - Part 2. Management
Composition of the urban forest
Landscape architects and urban foresters recommend which species of trees to plant on public lands and private land. These decisions have a long term effect ... READ MORE
Urban Forests For the Birds - Part 1. Introduction
The urban forest has the capacity to provide habitat for birds. This is important because birds make significant contributions to the function of the urban forest ecosystem. Songbirds birds ... READ MORE
Above: If you've ever snorkeled or scuba dived around a reef, chances are you've heard fish making sound. Photo credit: Kieran Cox
FishSounds.net is the first online, interactive library for the sounds fish make when communicating ... READ MORE