Common Name: Hooded Merganser
Status: Native Species
Scientific Name: Lophodytes cucullatus
Occurrence: Winter Resident
Identification: Both the male and female species can be identified separately based on their own unique coloration, ... READ MORE
Common Name: Eastern Bluebird
Status: Native Species
Scientific Name: Sialia sialis
Occurrence: Year-round Species
Identification: One of the most iconic of perennial song birds found in Central Florida. Eastern Bluebirds are larger ... READ MORE
Common Name: Prairie Warbler
Scientific Name: Setophaga discolor
Occurrence: Florida sub-species is a year-round resident. Migratory sub-species is a winter resident.
Identification: The Prairie Warbler is a very ... READ MORE
Suppose you have ventured to coastal boat ramps in Hernando and Citrus counties this summer. In that case, you may have been asked by UF/IFAS Extension employees to be seagrass safe. But why?
Seagrasses are completely submerged grass-like ... READ MORE
Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando's coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of "Scallop Sitters." Their efforts have not gone unnoticed by visitors ... READ MORE
It was finally the season we had all been waiting for.
Time to grab our snorkeling gear and head out the door!
With a handful of snacks and a cooler full of ice,
our fingers are crossed the weather goddess plays nice.
Full speed we go to ... READ MORE
Seven species of sea turtles swim in all of the world's oceans except for the polar seas. Their adult lives at sea remain relatively unknown, but different species of sea turtles venture to shallow seagrass meadows while others dive to depths ... READ MORE
Join us for our Wildlife and Invasive Species Educational (WISE) workshops!
August 21 at 1:00 pm – “Insects and Other Arthropods Found in Florida’s Natural Areas” – Discover all the fascinating insects and other bugs found in Florida’s ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
One cow, skipping one calving season equals a $500 loss, at very least. Cattle management encompasses many duties for cattle owners and improving reproductive efficiency of the herd lumps much of that management into one basket, of sorts, because ... READ MORE