New Episode from Naturally Florida on Invasive Species Vocabulary

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You might have seen recent headlines about invasive frogs with dangerous parasites, frozen iguanas falling out of trees, or large invasive lizards that are eating baby gopher tortoises. Florida is a hotspot for nonnative and invasive species, but there hasn’t been a consistent way to talk about these species until now. Have you noticed all of the invasive species vocabulary in the articles?
 In this episode, we explore the various words biologists, park rangers, the public, and news media use to describe nonnative and invasive species. We will define and explain invasive species vocabulary and clarify what these words mean.
We hope this brief introduction to invasion science vocabulary will help you feel more informed and ready to engage in the invasive species conversation. With your help, we have a much better chance of reducing invasive species’ impact on our native Florida ecosystems.

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New Episode from Naturally Florida

Naturally Florida (a podcast about Florida’s natural areas and the wild things that live here) recently released a new episode about invasive species vocabulary.

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Posted: February 23, 2022

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources
Tags: Invasive Species, Lara Milligan, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale

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