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Nonnative lizard that appears to walk on water thrives in Florida

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September 7, 2022

Florida has three times as many nonnative established lizards as native ones. Among Florida’s approximately 50 species of nonnative lizards is the brown basilisk, a species now thriving in south and central Florida. In a new peer-reviewed ... READ MORE

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Tags: Amanda Thompson, Brown Basilisk, Edis, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Florida Museum Of Natural History, FLorida Museum Of Natural History Herpetology Collection Database, IFAS NEWS, Ken Gioeli, Lawrence Reeves, Nathan Burkett-Cadena, Nonnative Lizard, Steve Johnson, UF IFAS News, UF News, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County
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What is your termite risk in Florida? UF/IFAS scientists explain – it depends where you live

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May 18, 2022

You’re most likely to notice termites during their swarming activity, but colonies infesting trees and structures are active year-round in Florida. This puts properties at risk for costly damages and trees vulnerable to high winds. Scientists ... READ MORE

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Tags: Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Edis, Lyle Buss, Rudolph Scheffrahn, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF Insect ID Lab, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, University Of Florida Termite Collection
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Arachnophobia and Florida Residents


October 1, 2021

The Other Florida Residents Generally, Florida residents are pretty hardy souls. For instance, early settlers required a healthy fear of bears. Florida Black Bears lived throughout the state at that time and were of great concern for anyone ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Arachnids, Creepy Things, Desensitization Exercises, Edis, Florida Spiders, Huntsman, Nocturnal Hunters, Phobias, Spiderlings, Wildlife

Enhancing Your Scholarly Works Series – Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS)


September 3, 2021

In a recent in-service-training, Scholarship in Extension 2.0 Virtual Workshop, the Central District Regional Specialized Agents (RSAs) and Associate District Extension Director (DED) reviewed program development implementation and evaluation, ... READ MORE

Category: Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central District, Central District RSA, Edis, Professional Development, Scholarly Nuggets, Scholarly Works, Wendy Lynch

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