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Tag: Wildlife

Brahminy Blind Snake

Perhaps while working in your yard you have come across an animal that looked very much like an earthworm… but not quite… have you considered it might be a snake?  Next time, take another look.  If it is… Read More

SNRE Student Creates Nordmanns’ Greenshank Species Account for Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Philipp Maleko is a master’s student in interdisciplinary ecology with the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE). In summer 2019, Maleko was a member of a research team that discovered the nest of an endangered Russian shorebird,… Read More

Save turtles: stay low, long and shielded

Sea turtles are among the most fascinating reptiles in the world. Ecologically speaking, these air-breathing oceanic creatures are extremely successful—virtually unchanged for 120 million years—and have colonized every ocean, outside the poles. That doesn’t mean, however, they are… Read More

Field Work: Laura Nicholson Monitors Bat Activity in SW Florida Across Different Landscapes

By Katrina Rossos Laura Nicholson, a master’s student in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at University of Florida, has spent the past eight months at Picayune Strand State Forest in Collier County, Florida. She is comparing… Read More

Tips for Success! – Planting a shrub (the right way)

Are you getting ready to plant new shrubs in your landscape? Before you buy another plant or dig another hole, watch this quick step-by-step video tutorial. I’ve included tips about plant selection, hole sizing, mulching & more. Get… Read More

Blue Calamintha Bee

  Who hasn’t heard about the rediscovery of the rare blue calamintha bee in Florida, most likely thought to be extinct? It would surprise me if you hadn’t heard because this little blue ball of wonder has generated… Read More

Explore Your World backpack: from neighborhood to nature

Introducing the Explore Your World backpack! The Explore Your World backpack kit is one of three backpacks designed by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County in partnership with Sarasota County Libraries. It is designed to help explorers of all ages… Read More

Panhandle Outdoors Live Online

Unfortunately the Panhandle Outdoors Live events that we have enjoyed for the past several years are not possible right now. Given the limitations of the current situation, the Panhandle Outdoors team has moved their efforts to an online… Read More