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Let’s Talk about Invasive Species Vocabulary


May 12, 2022

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

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Species, Natural Resources
Tags: Communication, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Shannon Carnevale, UF_ISC

New Episode from Naturally Florida: “Coyotes are here to stay!”


April 19, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Coyotes, Invasive Species, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Lmilligan, Naturally-florida-podcast, Podcast, Range Change, Shannon Carnevale
Close up image of three oranges on the branch. In the distance, a lake and an orange grove.

New Episode from Naturally Florida! A Special Interview with Dr. Scott Angle, UF Sr. Vice President of Agriculture and Natural Resources


March 21, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Interview, Lara Milligan, Naturally-florida-podcast, Shannon Carnevale, UF/IFAS
Close up photo of a large green iguana

New Episode from Naturally Florida on Invasive Species Vocabulary


February 23, 2022

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

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources
Tags: Invasive Species, Lara Milligan, Naturally-florida-podcast, Shannon Carnevale
White pelicans fishing in Florida

“American White Pelicans: Florida’s Other Snowbird” a New Episode from Naturally Florida!


December 21, 2021

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

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Featured, Florida Wildlife, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Migratory Birds, Naturally-florida-podcast, Shannon Carnevale, Water, White Pelicans

Florida on Fire, a new episode from Naturally Florida


November 30, 2021

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

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Forests, Natural Resources
Tags: Fire, Florida, Lara Milligan, Naturally-florida-podcast, Shannon Carnevale

“Birds and Their Houses: Cavity Nesters in Florida” – a new episode from Naturally Florida about birdhouses


November 16, 2021

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

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Birds, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Naturally-florida-podcast, Shannon Carnevale
Sunset over Lake May in Winter Haven, FL.

“Florida’s Most Recognizable Reptile, the American Alligator” – A new episode from Naturally Florida!


September 30, 2021

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

Category: Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Alligators, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Naturally-florida-podcast, Podcast, Shannon Carnevale, Wildlife

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