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June 27, 2013

Anyone who has been to the Roy Hyatt Environmental Center in the past 21 years has probably met “Regis”, our eastern kingsnake. “Regis” has been our “poster-child” for snake biology and conservation for 1000’s of visitors to the ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Snakes, Wildlife

Tree cattle are harmless

June 14, 2013

Many people are noticing small insects on trunks and branches of their trees. When disturbed, these insects move in a group and are commonly called tree cattle because of this herding habit. They are ¼ inch brownish-black insects with white ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Wildlife

Wakulla’s Snakes Can Be Helpful

June 3, 2013

The late singer Tiny Tim may have tiptoed through the tulips, but he never walk through the weeds. It is likely because he was afraid of snakes. It is no coincidence the devil took on the form of a snake in the Book of Genesis. No creature ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Black Racer, Environment, Extension, Garter, Les Harrison, Natural Wakulla, Nature, Scarlet King, Snakes, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension

Oyster Recovery Team report: Drought and salinity major issues, not oil

April 25, 2013

For Immediate Release GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- There is no evidence that pollutants from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill contributed to the “unprecedented” decline in recent Apalachicola Bay oyster populations, according to a report this ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: ACF River Basin, Apalachicola, Florida Sea Grant, Oyster Recovery, Oysters, UF IFAS Extension

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