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Tag: Wildlife

Searching for (and finding!) fireflies… right here in Pasco County!

^ Watch the video above to see real live fireflies blinking just a few nights ago in Pasco County – (filmed 7/18/21). Yes – we do have fireflies here in Florida! (Trivia fact – At least 56 species… Read More

UF project hopes to ‘certify’ appropriate plants as wildlife-friendly

Increasingly, consumers want plants that support wildlife, such as pollinators. That’s why UF/IFAS researchers are combining hard and social sciences to ensure you get the “certifiably” wildlife-friendly plants you seek. That’s right: Six researchers across multiple academic disciplines… Read More

Celebrating World Bee Day is the Buzz in Suwannee County

Why celebrate bees? Celebrate the importance of bees to our food crops and support local beekeepers on May 20. More than 90 crops rely on honeybees for pollination in the US including fruit, fiber, nut and vegetable crops…. Read More

Hostetler Lab Shows How City Forests and Residential Areas Can Benefit Birds

By Katrina Rossos Often ignored, cities contain many small forest fragments and residential areas that offer tree canopy cover and a variety of native plants, which are both ideal environments for an array of species. “It’s evolved over… Read More

2020-21 Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Award and Scholarship Winners

SCHOLARSHIPS  WEC Undergraduate Spring Scholarships $1,000 WEC Working Student Scholarship – Kiley Kneynsberg $1,000 Nancy C. K. Looney – Lexie Scott $1,000 Nancy C. K. Looney – Tristen Ladika $1,000 Monica Stokely Memorial Scholarship – Alison Pager $1,000… Read More

Six Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

The annual celebration of Earth Day promotes the message that everyone can contribute in a positive way to help preserve and restore our earth’s precious resources.  Here are five (no, six!) actions you can take that will positively… Read More