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Florida Is So Nice Everything Wants To Live Here, Including Non-Native Animals And Plants!


May 15, 2020

“Invasions of exotic species cost Floridians over $500 million per year” -Ivegot1.org. May 16th-23rd is Florida Invasive Species Awareness Week and there will be plenty of educational resources to check out during this time to expand your ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Anole, Brazilian Pepper, Cane Toad, Collier County, Control, Critter Corner, FISAW, FLinvasives, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Species, Lionfish, Plants, Poisonous, SW FL, Venomous

Spiders: The Unwanted House Guest


September 18, 2017

  Spiders! Eek! Just the word sends chills down your spine. They are creepy and scary, but most spiders serve a purpose other than causing terror to the homes they invade. In their natural environment (including human dwellings) spiders ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Arachnid, Black Widow, Brown Recluse, Huntsman, Insect, Jumping Spider, Orb Weaver, Spider, Venom, Venomous, Venomous Spider

Living With Snakes… 2013, Year of the Snake


February 7, 2013

The Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation has dubbed 2013 as the “Year of the Snake”. There are many animals that strike fear in humans but little cause more than snakes. Interestingly kids seem to like them. It is ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Canebrake, Curiosities, Diamondback, Non-venomous, Panhandle Outdoors, Pit-viper, Rattler, Rattlesnake, Snakes, Timber, Timber Rattler, Venomous, Wildlife

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