Florida crawls with invasive species: Burmese pythons, water hyacinths, Brazilian peppertrees. By taking a few precautions, we can lower the chances an animal or plant becomes invasive, says a University of Florida expert.
Earlier this month, ... READ MORE
Anthropogenic release of an invasive species
Besides the well-known and most common domestic animals, such as cats and dogs, there are other exotic species that have entered the pet animal trade. This includes reptiles, such as turtles, snakes, ... READ MORE
Ecologists have long known that mercury contamination reduced the number of viable offspring animals produce.
Now, new research indicates that mercury may also make animals less likely to mate in the first place, suggesting that mercury and ... READ MORE
Written by Connie Gladding
Master Gardener Volunteer
Given up on growing tomatoes in northeast Florida? Want fresh tomatoes all winter and spring? Here’s a solution: order seeds or find someone with an everglades tomato plant. Beg ... READ MORE
If you have ever wondered how the science behind agricultural recommendations is generated then you should make plans to attend the Open House and Field Day at the UF IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center on November 7th in Belle Glade. ... READ MORE
The snail kite is an endangered bird mainly found in the Everglades area.1 The snail kite relies almost entirely on apple snails, hence its name.2 This bird uses its talons to pluck snails out of the water and eats them with a slender, hooked ... READ MORE
Canals have crossed the Everglades since pre-Columbian times, but its modern canals are wider, deeper and hundreds of kilometers longer than any that existed previously. Because of their size and prominence, canals have shaped and changed the ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- For scientists, making field observations of organisms and ecosystems can be a daunting challenge.
Travel to remote locations is costly and difficult. Observation ... READ MORE
Do you have a lizard invading your grove or nursery in Miami-Dade County?
Check this out! And share it with your friends.
In 3 languages (English, Spanish and Creole) thanks to collaboration between The University of Florida Extension and ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Some endangered animals may live in smaller habitats than scientists realize, leading to inflated estimates of their ability to survive, according to a new University ... READ MORE