Q: I almost stepped on a snake in my yard and wanted to know what kind it was. It was light brown with patterns on the back. I couldn’t tell if the head was truly… Read More
Q: I found a long, brown striped snake in my yard. I am worried it might the snake might attack me or my pets. How concerned should I be?
A: The most important thing to do is to stay away from them as most bites and injuries occur when people poke at the snake or try to pick it up. Snakes are not going… Read More
Q: I have a snake in my yard that is not afraid of us, but should we be afraid of it? It has a small head, mostly black with a yellow stripe down the side…. Read More
Q: My son is intrigued with the fast running lizards with the blue tails. What can you tell me about them?
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… Read More
A: Having a photo of the lizard helped but when you said it had a very large head I suspected a skink. It is in fact a broad headed skink. Broad-headed skinks, Eumeces laticeps, are… Read More
Q: I don’t see the small green lizards here anymore. I used to see them all the time when I moved here ten years ago. They seem to have been replaced by a brown variety. … Read More
A: I called the Audubon Society about this question just to be sure no new problems had cropped up of which I was unaware. I was particularly interested in your question as I know many… 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?
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… Read More
Q: We would like to control the Canadian geese at our subdivision. Any ideas on how we might go about doing it?
A: The Canada goose has in some instances become an annoyance mostly because of the large amounts of fecal matter they produce which can pollute water sources. No one is eager to have that sort… Read More
Q: I found a very interesting frog sitting on the branch of my dogwood tree. It is quite large (about 2 ½ inches long), mostly white with a slight green tinge on the tip of… Read More