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Blue Calamintha Bee

August 26, 2020

  Who hasn’t heard about the rediscovery of the rare blue calamintha bee in Florida, most likely thought to be extinct? It would surprise me if you hadn’t heard because this little blue ball of wonder has generated a global ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Blue Bee, Calamint, Chase Kimmel, Endangered, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Jaret Daniels, Lake Wales Ridge, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Pollinator, Rachel Mallinger, Wildlife

Planting for Pollinators Part I: The Dilemma

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October 2, 2017

If I were to ask you to list some pollinators that visit your gardens, butterflies and honey bees may come to your mind. But take a closer look! Do you see a shiny little green sweat bee flying from flower to flower? Or possibly a hummingbird, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Bats, Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Endangered, FFL, Florida Friendly, Garden, Hummingbird, Landscaping, Moth, Planting, Pollinators, Wasp

Floridians passionate about, but puzzled by, endangered and invasive species

August 18, 2014

    Photo cutline below GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Floridians would likely support a 1 percent sales tax bump to prevent and eradicate disruptive invasive species, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alexa Lamm, Endangered, Frank Mazzotti, Jack Payne, PIE Center, Public Opinion Survey

Snake predator may benefit endangered bird, UF study finds

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June 23, 2011

Caption at bottom. Click here and here for high resolution images. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- An endangered Florida bird may have some unexpected help in its struggle for survival, according to a new University of Florida study. UF ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Endangered, John Kappes, Katie Sieving, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Snakes, University Of Florida, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Woodpecker

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