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
By now you have heard about the discovery of Giant African Lands Snails in Pasco County, which is a nonnative, invasive mollusk. The area is currently under a quarantine which prohibits the movement of plant materials in or out of the New ... READ MORE
In 1898, Brazilian peppertree or Christmas berry (Schinus terebinthifolia) was imported to Florida from South America and sold as an ornamental plant for yards and landscapes. Its glossy leaves and bright red berries made it a gardening hit, ... READ MORE
One year ago today (October 12, 2020), my co-author Dr. Steven Johnson and I published our highly anticipated EDIS publication "Peters's Rock Agama in Florida." We are calling it our first "agamaversary." First introduced to Florida through ... READ MORE
Invasive plants significantly impact Florida’s natural environment and are expensive to manage. The University of Florida IFAS Assessment is composed of three tools to assess the status of species currently present in the state and ... READ MORE
The Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (ECISMA) is organizing a nonnative freshwater fishing tournament for Invasive Species Week. Begins: 6:00 AM Saturday February 21, 2015 Ends: 12:00 AM ... READ MORE