You have probably seen headlines about coyote population explosions, or perhaps your NextDoor app has informed you about recent coyote sightings in your neighborhood. Coyotes still feel like a relatively new species here in Florida, but they ... READ MORE
American white pelicans are one of the largest birds in North America with wingspans up to 9.5 feet across. These majestic birds migrate to Florida for winter feeding grounds, before retreating north and west for the breeding season.
Floridians ... READ MORE
Are you interested in learning about which birds use birdhouses in Florida?
Only certain types of birds will use birdhouses, also known as nestboxes, and each species has a specific type of birdhouse they will use. Cavity-nesting birds are ... READ MORE
When alligators are in the news, it's not usually because they did something amazing or saved someone's life. In fact, it's often the opposite. These often maligned reptiles are part of life in Florida. They are critical species for the health ... READ MORE
Join UF/IFAS Extension Agents, Shannon Carnevale and Lara Milligan, for a series of webinars on Florida’s diverse wildlife.
Wildlife of Florida: A Webinar Series will take place every Monday, April 20 - May 25, 2020, from 2PM - 3PM Eastern ... READ MORE
Did you know that today, March 3, 2020, is Florida's 175th birthday? We know Florida is pretty special and a great way to celebrate, is to get outside and explore and appreciate all that Florida has to offer! Here are some facts about Florida's ... READ MORE
Florida is home to five resident owl species (resident = species here year-round) which are fairly easy to identify, and one migratory species (short-eared owl, not discussed here).
If they are easy to identify ... why the Commonly Confused ... READ MORE
In Florida, we have 46 native species of snakes. Thankfully, only 6 of those species are venomous. In Central Florida, we have 35 of Florida’s native snake species and only 4 of the 6 venomous species found in the state. Thanks to Hollywood ... READ MORE
Join UF IFAS Extension Pinellas and Polk Counties to celebrate wildlife on Wednesdays this summer!
The 2019 series takes place on the first Wednesday of the month, June – September, 2019. The webinars are from 12:15 PM – 1PM and therefore, ... READ MORE