Magnificent Monarchs in Peril!
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the global leading authority on the status of biological diversity, declared monarch butterflies endangered this week.
According to the IUCN, ... READ MORE
The Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis)
The Sandhill Crane stands out among the crowd, quite literally in fact. This dashing wading bird is typically seen going for a dignified stroll with its mate in all areas of Florida. Its feathers ... READ MORE
As we enter into this year's hurricane season and people are reminded to gather appropriate stocks of water, medicines, pet supplies and nonperishables; be ready to board up their buildings and hunker down... have you ever wondered what ... READ MORE
Familiar with the distinct drum of woodpeckers? Florida is home to eight species of woodpeckers -- and the now extinct ivory-billed woodpecker -- so chances are they are in your area. But how much do you know about your wood-pecking pals?
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While most of us can deduce that a woodpecker is in the area by the resonance of their drumming, we may not know which pal from the Picidae family has stopped by for a visit.
Unfortunately, woodpeckers of the Southeast are all black, white, ... READ MORE
Shrewd and sly, coyotes have earned a reputation as cunning creatures, but many of us know little about the wild canines that inhabit our neighborhoods. And much less about how to live with them.
Read on to learn more about coyote identification, ... READ MORE
Deer seem to be all around, but even as a common species across Florida, many of us know surprisingly little about the white-tailed deer that span our state, support our economy, and sustain some of our endangered populations.
We "deer" you ... READ MORE
Florida is home to 5 species of owls each with their own special characteristics and abilities. While it seems everyone wants to be as wise as an owl, there are many other adaptations that make owls enviable.
Read on to learn owl you need ... READ MORE
Even if you're not a cat person, Florida's two wild cats, the Florida panther and the bobcat, are sure to excite. While sometimes mistaken for one another, both the common bobcat and the endangered Florida panther make for thrilling ... READ MORE
NISAW is Feb. 28 through March 04
National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) is an international event to raise awareness about invasive species, the threat that they pose, and what can be done to prevent their spread. Almost a ... READ MORE