Category: Wildlife

Want a Beautiful, Sustainable Garden? The one thing you should do now…

Theresa Badurek, UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County There are a lot of resources out there to help you control, destroy, or otherwise eliminate bugs from your garden… but why? Did you know that less than 1% of all of… Read More

That’s An Awfully Large…

Treefrog! Did you know the invasive Cuban treefrog can grow to be 5.5 inches? That is quite big considering the largest of our native treefrogs only grows to be 2.5 inches. It’s also a good way to help… Read More

Now Accepting Applications! Student Volunteer Opportunity at Weedon Island Preserve!

The Ranger Naturalist Program allows students ages 15-18 to gain leadership skills and environmental knowledge at Weedon Island Preserve each summer. Students gain Bright Futures volunteer hours while working on projects that benefit Weedon Island Preserve. Students will… Read More

It’s National Invasive Species Awareness Week!!!

National Invasive Species Awareness Week is a great opportunity for residents and visitors of Florida to learn about non-native species posing a threat to the State’s economy and environment. According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, every… Read More

Love Is In the Air

Valentine’s Day doesn’t exclude wildlife. This time of year you might notice some extraordinary changes in colors, sounds and overall appearance of some animal species; especially the birds. The process in which birds develop new feathers and shed… Read More

Here Come the Ducks!

Here in Central Florida, Fall Migration usually ends with the arrival of various duck species from the cold North. Although a few may appear starting as soon as August, November and December see our “snowbird” numbers rise.  In… Read More

Eagle Eyes on the Environment

Why are owls so important to our environment? How can clean water impact eagles? Can using too much energy affect animals? What is one thing you can do to help animals in the wild? Discover how human behavior… Read More