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Category: Wildlife

Northern Gulf Salt Marshes: Vital for Many Reasons

Franklin County is fortunate to have an abundance of salt marshes fringing our coastal environs. Although this habitat may not receive the appreciation it deserves by those seeking a white-sandy beach, it is intricately linked with many of… Read More

A Way to Fight Brazilian Peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolia)

In Florida, Brazilian Peppertree is listed as a noxious weed and category-1 invasive plant according to Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC).  It was originally introduced to Florida from South America as a pretty ornamental shrub during the… Read More

Stand Up & Holler for UF/IFAS!

It’s Gator Nation Giving Day! When you give to UF/IFAS, you partner with a network of faculty, students and volunteers who are creating positive and lasting change in Florida and beyond. “Stand up and holler” for the UF/IFAS… Read More

Attract Wildlife with Landscape Imperfections

Landscape activities have already begun in our Panhandle counties with cleanup, mulching, raking, and pruning.  Our mild temperatures and days with sunshine spur us to jump into our landscape preparations for the spring growing season. This year before… Read More

UF Researchers identify structural diversity hot spots in the southern United States

A new study from the University of Florida identifies structural diversity hot spots of the longleaf pine ecosystem in the southern US.   Structural diversity of the longleaf pine ecosystem “The Longleaf pine ecosystem is the most diverse ecosystem of North America. Although much is known about species diversity… Read More

Get in Touch with Nature on April 19: Join the BioBlitz at Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center in Davie

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Ever wonder what is in your surroundings? Ever get surprised by a bird you don’t recognize, an unfamiliar plant or how much wildlife exists in a small section of a park in your community?… Read More