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Attracting Birds in the Keys

October 8, 2019

Here in the beautiful Florida Keys, we have no shortage of tidal shoreline and coastal landscapes, in addition to some unique natural habitats. This provides a fantastic opportunity to observe many of nature’s beautiful creatures. Especially ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, NATURAL RESOURCES, Wildlife
Tags: Attracting Birds, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Florida Keys, Native Plants, Wildlife Habitat

Horseshoe Crabs

November 9, 2018

By Shelly Krueger, Florida Sea Grant Agent, Monroe County IFAS Extension When I see a horseshoe crab I feel transported back in time. Horseshoe crabs roamed the continental shelves of the primordial seas 200 million years before dinosaurs ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Keys, Horseshoe Crab Watch, Horseshoe Crabs, Sea Grant, UF-IFAS Monroe, Water Watch

Tunicates (aka Sea Squirts)

May 12, 2014

Holly Abeels, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent Tunicates are found throughout the Indian River Lagoon growing attached to mangrove roots, pilings, oyster reefs, and any hard substance they can find every spring and into the summer. They ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Brevard County, Environment, Florida Sea Grant, Indian River Lagoon, Oceans, Sea Squirt, Tunicates, Water


December 9, 2008

According to the UF/IFAS publication by W. H. Kern, Jr., Assistant Professor "Dealing with Iguanas in South Florida" http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/IN/IN52800.pdf The best measures for iguanas are tolerance, exclusion, and habitat modification. ... READ MORE

Category: Wildlife
Tags: Invasives

Land Crabs – what can you do?

August 6, 2008

The following information is from a University of Florida Extension publication. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW013Land crabs are by nature shy and pose no threat to humans unless caught and handled. Then they are capable of inflicting a memorable ... READ MORE

Category: Wildlife

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