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Brown Basilisk courtesy Steve A. Johnson

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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​UF/IFAS expert: Don’t disturb bats during maternity season​

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April 21, 2022

April 15 marked the start of bat maternity season, and through August 15 wildlife protection laws are in place.  Though they have benefits to the environment, bats can be misunderstood.   University of Florida experts ... READ MORE

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Tags: Bat Houses, Bats, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Florida Bats, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Ken Gioeli, News, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation
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Latest non-native lizard to expand in Florida, UF/IFAS scientists warn


December 8, 2020

Palm trees, beaches and lizards are all common to Florida’s landscape, but did you know not all lizards are native? In fact, University of Florida researchers tell us that there are three times the number of lizards in the Sunshine State that ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS
Tags: Croc Docs, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Invasive Species, Ken Gioeli, Large Lizard, Lizards, Peters's Rock Agama, Steven Johnson, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, UF/IFAS FLREC, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center
Atala Butterfly

St. Lucie atala butterfly conservation program awarded national designation

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August 10, 2020

St. LUCIE, Fla. – Despite COVID-19 restrictions limiting the use of parks and natural settings, residents of all ages can still enjoy what nature has to offer in almost every urban location including one’s own backyard. That is why conservation ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Atala Butterfly, Conservation Project, Ken Gioeli, NACo, National Association Of Counties, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County
sea turtle

Sea turtle nests and hurricanes, here is what UF /IFAS experts want you to know

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August 6, 2020

By: Lourdes Rodriguez and Tory Moore Hurricane season, June through November, overlaps with sea turtle nesting season, which starts in March and runs through October in Florida. When storms approach the coast, they can put nests in peril. ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Conservation, Hurricanes, Ken Gioeli, Maia McGuire, Nests, Sea Turtle Conservation, Sea Turtles, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County
Citizen scientists holding a Burmese python

Citizen scientists monitor, report invasive reptile species


July 14, 2016

The toughest part of wrangling a Burmese python is not pinning it down, but getting the entire 7-foot long snake into the cotton snake bag, said Ellen Butler, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Master Naturalist. “He ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, Wildlife
Tags: Burmese Python, Citizen Scientists, EIRAMP, Featured Hot Topic, Invasive Species, Ken Gioeli, Master Naturalists

Zika Challenge


June 23, 2016

Jim Davis is studying hard for his public health pest control license exam. In the past, getting this license wouldn’t be a usual part of his job. But with the recent public concern about the mosquito-borne Zika virus, expertise in mosquito ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Anita Neal, Environment Hot Topic, Jim Davis, Ken Gioeli, Saqib Mukhtar, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, William Lester, Zika Challenge, Zika Virus

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