The Bioblitz Event
The UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County conducted a “UF Extension Butterflies and Wildflowers Bioblitz” on September 14, 2023, 2023 from 8:30 AM – 11 AM at the Steven J. Fousek Preserve in St. Lucie County, FL. A team ... READ MORE
Communities are hungry for urban food production.
Engagement continues at an all-time high when there is opportunity to grow food in containers, hydroponic systems, rooftops, community gardens and any available green space. Why? Urban ... READ MORE
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What's lurking in Florida's freshwater? Well, many things, to be quite frank. From fish to birds to the occasional ... READ MORE
Florida is one of the most biodiverse states, ranking among the top five in the variety of bird and reptile species, according to studies commissioned by The Nature Conservancy.
Unfortunately, Florida is also one of the leading states ... READ MORE
Mosquitoes probably top the list of “most annoying wildlife” for people who enjoy the outdoors, but these creatures may soon become our allies in conserving biodiversity.
At the UF IFAS DeLuca Preserve scientists from the Department of ... READ MORE
Change—whether evolutionary or man-made—is a vital process that is woven into the fabric of nature, one that has shaped the world to how we see it today. On a small scale, change has the potential to better one’s life, like a New Year's ... READ MORE
We have all read how important pollinators are to an ecosystem. We have also heard of all the causes for the decline of several species, but maybe we haven’t sat down to think of what we can do to improve their health around our homes. ... READ MORE
Loss of biodiversity is one of the major threats to the world. Pollen nectar provides food for insects, which helps to pollinate our food crops, eat pests, and provide food for other wildlife. You can be part of the solution ... READ MORE
When we think about insects in our yards and gardens, our first thought is probably not about all the many good things they do. But make no mistake, there are far more good bugs than bad bugs which benefit our yards in numerous ways; just ... READ MORE
Doctoral candidates Shane Feyers and Gretchen Stokes along with Vanessa Hull, assistant professor of wildlife ecology and conservation, have authored a book chapter. It appears in the new Handbook for Sustainable Tourism Practitioners: The Essential ... READ MORE