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
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
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
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
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
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
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