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Tag: Wildlife

Living fossils saving lives

The COVID-19 vaccine has slowly rolled out to states across the country. Behind the scenes an ancient marine creature with ten eyes, twelve legs and magical, milky blue blood is being utilized worldwide for testing vaccines and sterility… Read More

Monarchs get all the love: How to increase butterfly diversity in your yard

When it comes to butterfly gardening, monarch butterflies seem to get all the love.  Monarchs are the butterfly “homecoming queens”! They are drama queens, too, as they lead fascinating lives of intrigue, participating each year in a miraculous-seeming… Read More

Explore the tiny world of nature, with the Explore Your World backpack magnifying glass

What is the Explore Your World backpack? The weather is getting cool! Here’s a fun option to get the family outdoors. The Explore Your World backpack kit is one of three backpacks designed by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County… Read More

Florida’s Birds, Lakes, and Volunteers

Florida LAKEWATCH is a citizen volunteer lake monitoring program that facilitates “hands-on” citizen participation in the management of Florida waters. Collectively, volunteers have gathered accurate water quality data on over 2,700 aquatic systems, including wetlands, dune lakes, estuaries,… Read More

Bees and Wasps: What to know and when to be concerned

There has been a lot of publicity surrounding the Asian giant hornet in the United States, but as of today, the hornets (Vespa mandarinia) have only been found in Washington state. Of course, insects can be transported across… Read More