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Category: Wildlife

Batty for Bats

Contrary to popular opinion, bats are not winged mice; in fact, they aren’t rodents at all but members of the taxonomic order Chiroptera (meaning hand-wing). Bats are unique in that they are the only mammals capable of flight…. Read More

Protecting the Pacific’s endangered marine species using artificial intelligence

The pelagic ocean covers over 50% of the planet’s surface and many of the species that call it home travel thousands of miles each year, seeking food and suitable nursery grounds. Some of these species end up in… Read More

“Birds and Their Houses: Cavity Nesters in Florida” – a new episode from Naturally Florida about birdhouses

Are you interested in learning about which birds use birdhouses in Florida? Only certain types of birds will use birdhouses, also known as nestboxes, and each species has a specific type of birdhouse they will use. Cavity-nesting birds… Read More

Snakes and Lizards of the FL Treasure Coast – Presentation February 9, 2022

The UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County in conjunction with the St. Lucie County Libraries Paula Lewis Branch will be conducting a lunch and learn presentation entitled “Snakes and Lizards of the Florida Treasure Coast” on February 9, 2022… Read More

Ready for Scallop Season? Take Your Marks, Get Set, GO!!!

What are scallops?  Scallops are bivalve mollusks that live in shallow waters close to shore along Florida’s Gulf Coast, from Pensacola to the Florida Keys, and have a characteristic 40 blue eyes along the shell borders. They are… Read More