Invasive species outreach is critical to the successful detection and rapid response to invasive species threats in Florida's natural areas and urban areas. Unfortunately, due to the complex nature of invasion science, communication around invasive ... READ MORE
You have probably seen headlines about coyote population explosions, or perhaps your NextDoor app has informed you about recent coyote sightings in your neighborhood. Coyotes still feel like a relatively new species here in Florida, but they ... READ MORE
This article was written by Beth Robertson, Water Conservation Specialist with UF/IFAS Extension Polk County.
March 22nd is World Water Day, a day to remember the importance of water in our lives, its responsible use, and the work still to ... READ MORE
The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences. Join Lara and Shannon ... READ MORE
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, ... READ MORE
American white pelicans are one of the largest birds in North America with wingspans up to 9.5 feet across. These majestic birds migrate to Florida for winter feeding grounds, before retreating north and west for the breeding season.
Floridians ... READ MORE
Florida ecosystems have evolved with fire as a part of their system. Without periodic and regular exposure to fire, Florida's ecosystems often become unbalanced.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the US embarked on a nationwide effort ... READ MORE
Are you interested in learning about which birds use birdhouses in Florida?
Only certain types of birds will use birdhouses, also known as nestboxes, and each species has a specific type of birdhouse they will use. Cavity-nesting birds are ... READ MORE
When alligators are in the news, it's not usually because they did something amazing or saved someone's life. In fact, it's often the opposite. These often maligned reptiles are part of life in Florida. They are critical species for the health ... READ MORE
While Florida is not home to many commercial swine operations, many Floridians have dealt with feral swine as outdoor enthusiasts, land owners, and/or have or know children who exhibit hogs at youth fair and other livestock shows. At the very ... READ MORE