The St. Lucie County Environmental Resources Department (ERD) maintains preserves with scrub habitat that I recommend hiking. Along the way, trekkers might encounter Florida scrub-jays in St. Lucie County preserves. Sheraton Scrub is one preserve ... READ MORE
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
Endangered Species Day this year is Friday, May 18th. Why do we have a day dedicated to endangered species? Simply put, we depend on the survival of endangered species. All species are a part of a complex web of ecosystems. These ecosystems ... READ MORE
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
Do you long to see more birds and butterflies flying about your garden? Do you want to help Florida’s wild critters survive? Are you tired of spending money and time watering, fertilizing, pruning and mowing your landscape? By knowing and ... READ MORE
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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
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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