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Florida Black Bears, a New Episode from Naturally Florida

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November 27, 2023

Florida black bears have been in the news, frequently, this year! On today's episode, we chat about the Florida black bear's diet, behavior, and biology, and provide some tips for co-existing with our resident bears. New Episode from Naturally ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale
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New Episode from Naturally Florida – “Three Common Snakes in Residential Areas”

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May 24, 2023

On today’s episode, you’ll learn about three non-venomous snake species common to residential areas in Florida. Slithering into a neighborhood near you, these common snakes are found all over Florida. Learn more, on this episode of Naturally ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Central Florida, Commonly Confused, Florida, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale, Wildlife
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New Episode from Naturally Florida, “The Truth About Iconic Florida”

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March 21, 2023

When people think of Florida or visiting the sights, what do they think of? For most people, it’s some combination of alligators, flamingos, manatees, and sea turtles with a sprinkling of Disney World, Kennedy Space Center, and the ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Alligators, Coconut Palm, Flamingos, Invasive Species, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Manatees, Naturally Florida Podcast, Sea Turtles, Shannon Carnevale, Wildlife
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New Episode from Naturally Florida, “It’s Spooky Season, Let’s Chat About Bats

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October 18, 2022

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

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Bats, Ecosystem Services, Florida Ecosystem, Florida Wildlife, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale
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New Episode from Naturally Florida: “Rat Poisons and Wildlife: What’s the Big Deal?”

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July 18, 2022

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

Category: Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Featured, Integrated Pest Management, Lmilligan, Naturally Florida Podcast, Pest Management, Rats, Rodenticides, Shannon Carnevale

New Episode from Naturally Florida: “Toads as Big as Your Head! Cane Toads in Florida”

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June 7, 2022

Cane toads are well known for posing a threat to our pets. They are one of many invasive animal species we have here in Florida. In this episode you will learn all about this invasive toad species, how it became established in Florida, impacts ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Invasive Species, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale, Wildlife

Pinellas Parks and Preserves are Open for Socially-Distant Recreation


April 24, 2020

While the beaches in Pinellas County are gaining a lot of press, County Parks and Preserves have remained open for recreational exercise, with limited amenities, during the duration of the “Safer at Home” County Order . “Under the Governor’s ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Forests, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Beaches, COVID-19, Parks, Parks And Recreation, Pinellas County

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