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Category: Wildlife

Can I touch a Wooly Bear Caterpillar?

Woolly Bear Caterpillar For the last two weeks while teaching youth about the game of disc golf, we came across big black fuzzy looking caterpillar approximately 3″ long. Of course, the kids wanted to know what it was… Read More

Impacts of an Invasive Ecosystem Engineer Upon Wetlands and Aquatic Communities Across a Subtropical Agroecosystem

by Wes Anderson, PhD Candidate UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center As my time in Florida draws to a close, I’m excited to share the research I’ve conducted over my years as a PhD student at UF…. Read More

Getting to Know the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars in CALS

From learning about the Great Barrier Reef in high school to admiring lizards in the front yard as a kid, Jazmyn Broxton and Mariaguadalupe Vilchez, wildlife, ecology and conservation (WEC) students, knew they had a passion for the… Read More

Protecting Biscayne Bay: There are so many ways you can make a difference.

Greetings Everyone, Let me give you a little background on one era of my life, back to when I lived for the weekend and opportunities to escape to the water. In my twenties, I raced sailboats in the… Read More

Inland fisheries may provide a ‘safety net’ during pandemic, new study finds

A new study led by University of Florida researchers has found that the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to shifts in the way people use rivers, lakes and other inland water bodies worldwide as sources… Read More

27,000 acres gifted to UF for conservation, outdoor classroom and laboratory

Land near Yeehaw Junction one of the largest tracts ever given to a university More than 27,000 rural acres near Yeehaw Junction in Florida’s southern Osceola County has been gifted to the University of Florida to protect one… Read More

CALS Alumna Highlight: Tiffany Lane

University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumna Tiffany Lane earned her undergraduate degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (WEC) in 2014. She has worked in wildlife conservation on various projects including aerial observation of whooping… Read More

Science for the Covid Era: Adaptability in environmental restoration, research, and life

Written by Ashley McDonald, Biological Scientist at UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station Aquatic plant restoration has been an imperative goal for the rehabilitation of a number of Florida’s lakes and springs, which have experienced ecological declines caused by… Read More

Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Scholarship Program

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County CED Lorna Bravo UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer program launches the first Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Scholarship program! Applications are available for the 2021 UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master… Read More