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Category: Natural Resources

Q: I know you usually work with plants but I was hoping you might help me identify the turtles I see on logs within the Egan’s Creek wildlife preserve behind my subdivision.

yellow bellied slider

A: As luck would have it, I was searching for invasive plants at Egan’s Creek Greenway a few days ago and noticed dozens of turtles sliding of the logs once I got nearby. This phenomenon of sliding off… Read More

Q: My son is intrigued with the fast running lizards with the blue tails. What can you tell me about them?

Southeastern five-lined skink, Eumeces inexpectatus

Q:  My son is intrigued with the fast running lizards with the blue tails.  They run too fast for us to get a real good look at them.  They appear to be striped.  What can you tell me… Read More

Q:  I want a native vine to grow on my arbor but I want it to attract hummingbirds.  Can you give me an idea of what to plant?

hummingbird feeding on flower

A:  I am going to suggest we limit our search to those vines which will be perennial, which means they will return season after season.  I have three Florida native vines to suggest. The strongest contender would be… Read More