The state of Florida is famous for its sunshine, beaches, and summertime fun. However, as Floridians we know that summer also means thunderstorms, and thunder doesn’t happen without lightning. In this episode, we will explore the basic ... READ MORE
The gopher tortoise is not only a keystone species, but also an endemic species, making it special and important to the overall function of the ecosystems where it is found. In this episode we will explore the life of the gopher tortoise including ... READ MORE
People don’t often think of Florida when they think of winter, but a lot that happens in the natural world. There are birds migrating, leaves falling, animals finding mates, and much more! In this episode, we explore the exciting world ... READ MORE
Mummies, Ghosts, and Goblins – oh my! This spooky season, we’re chatting about bats in Florida!
Thirteen species of Florida bats live here year-round and several more migrate in from the North or South at certain times of year. These ... READ MORE
In our last episode, we discussed how rodenticides, also known as rat poisons, can have a negative impact on our birds of prey. In this episode, we discuss Florida’s owls and how to identify them by the calls they make.
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Naturally Florida has been publishing monthly podcast episodes about Florida and the wild things that live here for just over a year. Launching in June 2021, there are currently 18+ episodes available for public consumption.
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Rodenticides are a specific type of pesticide used to control rats and mice, also known as rat poisons, but they can have impacts throughout the food chain if not used correctly. In this episode, we will explore the science behind rodenticides, ... READ MORE
By Rebekah Heppner, Pinellas County Master Gardener Volunteer
I was very excited when my starry rosinweed (Silphium integrifolium) came back after looking dead all winter. Then it bloomed. Or at least it tried to. Where the flower should ... READ MORE
Plastic pollution has been a known problem for decades, but more recently researchers have been focusing on this idea of microplastics, that is, plastic particles about 5mm in size or smaller. Where do microplastics come from? What are the threats? ... READ MORE