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On National Alligator Day, May 29, there’s plenty to appreciate about these toothy reptiles, UF/IFAS experts explain

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May 24, 2023

American alligators are one of the largest beneficial predators that have stood the test of time balancing ecosystems. Yet, they’re largely misunderstood. “Often sensationalized, these iconic reptiles are recognized by biologists and ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Alligator, Florida Everglades, Frank Mazzotti, Louisiana, National Alligator Day, News, Reptile, Sergio Balaguera-Reina, The Croc Docs, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Venetia Briggs-Gonzalez, Wildlife Conservation
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Biking and Birding the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) on the Herbert Hoover Dike

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January 14, 2022

One of my favorite past times is hitting the trails on my bicycle and exploring Florida's natural areas. So on a sunny Saturday in December, I strapped my Trek FX3 on my bike rack and drove out to explore the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trial ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Alligator, Audubon, Bird, Lake Okeechobee, Okeechobee, Trail, Wood Stork

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