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​UF/IFAS expert: Don’t disturb bats during maternity season​


April 21, 2022

April 15 marked the start of bat maternity season, and through August 15 wildlife protection laws are in place.  Though they have benefits to the environment, bats can be misunderstood.   University of Florida experts ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Bat Houses, Bats, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Florida Bats, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Ken Gioeli, News, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

UF/IFAS CALS Top 10 Senior: Hannah Henry (WEC) interview


March 25, 2022

Each spring, the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) announces the student recipients and finalists of the 2021-2022 College of Agricultural and Life Sciences awards! These awards are made annually to students in the ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, UF/IFAS, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, UF Wildlife, UF/IFAS Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, WEC, WEC Department

Them’s fighting birds: Study identifies other species’ influence on territorial aggression


April 19, 2021

Featured image above shows a tufted titmouse. Photo courtesy of Autumn Rose, Florida Museum of Natural History.   Bird aggression often occurs between birds of the same species. However, a new study found that birds of both ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Birds, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Katie Sieving, Research, UF/IFAS Wildlife Ecology And Conservation
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Latest non-native lizard to expand in Florida, UF/IFAS scientists warn


December 8, 2020

Palm trees, beaches and lizards are all common to Florida’s landscape, but did you know not all lizards are native? In fact, University of Florida researchers tell us that there are three times the number of lizards in the Sunshine State that ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS
Tags: Croc Docs, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Invasive Species, Ken Gioeli, Large Lizard, Lizards, Peters's Rock Agama, Steven Johnson, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, UF/IFAS FLREC, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center

UF study: Peregrine Staying Closer to Home as Population Increases


March 7, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The majestic Peregrine Falcon, one of the fastest birds on the planet, can fly hundreds of miles, but lately has been sticking close to home to breed. Researchers at the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, IFAS, News, Peregrine

UF study: Bird evolves to keep up with invasive prey


December 1, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The federally endangered bird, the snail kite, was faced with an interesting dilemma: The island apple snail was good to eat, but about two to five times bigger than the native snail that the bird usually consumed. What’s ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Evolution, IFAS, Invasive Species, Island Apple Snail, News, Snail Kite

UF researchers offer tips on keeping black bears away


May 23, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Imagine eating 38 Big Macs in one day. That’s what a black bear can consume – up to 20,000 calories a day. And, the animals are known to scavenge for food wherever they can find it, including garbage cans and bird feeders. Now, ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bear, Black Bear, Conservation, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, News

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