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
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
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
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
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
The old Piney Point phosphate plant has dominated the news cycle in Tampa Bay for weeks. Wastewater from the reservoir was pumped into Tampa Bay to avoid a catastrophic breach on land. The environmental restoration of Tampa Bay is an internationally ... READ MORE
Rebekah Heppner, Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee
I inherited my appreciation of nature from my father. I don’t know if he loved bees and butterflies as much as I do, but he definitely loved birds. He always had a bird house and multiple ... READ MORE
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
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
Join UF IFAS Extension Pinellas and Polk Counties to celebrate wildlife on Wednesdays this summer!
The 2019 series takes place on the first Wednesday of the month, June – September, 2019. The webinars are from 12:15 PM – 1PM and therefore, ... READ MORE