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The Mystery Solved of Saiga Antelope Die-Offs


November 30, 2021

The Small Antelopes with the Big Noses If you have ever watched the Star Wars saga, picture a goat with a large and flexible nose just like the eopie from the Star Wars planet Tatooine. That is the rare Saiga antelope. These unusual-looking ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Antelope, Conservation, Endangered Species, Mass Mortality Events, One Health, Saiga Antelope
Florida Scrub Jay

Florida Master Naturalist 20th Anniversary Graduate Spotlight on Eva Ries-St. Lucie County Public Lands Coordinator for Audubon Florida’s JayWatch


September 1, 2021

The Florida Master Naturalist marks an important 20th anniversary in 2021. We’re highlighting successes of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) as part of this celebration. This blog features my interview with Florida Master Naturalist ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Endangered Species, Ethics, Eva Ries, Florida Master Naturalist, Florida Master Naturalist Program, FMNP, Scrub Jay, St. Lucie, St. Lucie County

What is an EPA Biological Evaluation?


January 29, 2021

What is an EPA Biological Evaluation? Any pesticide that is used in the U.S. must go through registration and evaluation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). One of the key things the EPA evaluates is the potential impact of pesticides ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Biological Evaluation, Brett Bultemeier, Endangered Species, EPA, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Registration, Pesticides
Atala Butterfly

Report your atala butterflies here…


July 2, 2020

The Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is a beautiful, somewhat rare hairstreak butterfly characterized by satiny black wings featuring an iridescent turquois shimmer. It was thought to be extinct due to overharvest of its host plant, ... READ MORE

Category: , Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Atala, Butterfly, Endangered Species, Extinction, Insect, Wildlife

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