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Bioblitzing: Leveraging Community Science Techniques for Land Management

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May 25, 2023

In this immersive two-day program, you will acquire the skills necessary to host a successful BioBlitz survey and utilize the collected data for effective land management. The course is designed for local land managers, biologists, non-profit ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Events, Invasive Species, Natural Resources
Tags: BioBlitz, Central Florida, CEU Opportunity, Citizen Science, Conservation, Florida Ecosystem, Invasive Species, Nature, Polk County, Shannon Carnevale
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New Episode from Naturally Florida – “Three Common Snakes in Residential Areas”

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May 24, 2023

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

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Central Florida, Commonly Confused, Florida, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale, Wildlife
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Summer Camp: Out in the Sunshine

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May 22, 2023

Calling all nature explorers! Join UF/IFAS Extension at our first weeklong summer camp at the Florida Children's Museum at Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland! Join us as we explore wildlife, botany, insects, and nature through crafts, activities, ... READ MORE

Category: Camp, Events, Horticulture, Natural Resources
Tags: #UFBugs, 4-H, 4-H Youth, A Yasalonis, Anne Yasalonis, Events, Florida Wildlife, Florida-Friendly, Gardening, Kids, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Nature

New Episode from Naturally Florida – “When You Think of Pines, I hope You Think of Pinecones”


April 17, 2023

We have all probably interacted with pinecones in some way, whether we collected them to start a bon fire, rolled them in peanut butter to create a bird feeder, or avoided them during pollen season. Pine trees produce pinecones, a unique ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources
Tags: Featured, Naturally Florida Podcast, Pine, Pine Cone, Pine Tree
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New Episode from Naturally Florida, The Truth About Iconic Florida

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March 21, 2023

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Alligators, Coconut Palm, Flamingos, Invasive Species, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Manatees, Naturally Florida Podcast, Sea Turtles, Shannon Carnevale, Wildlife
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Backpacking 101: An introduction to wilderness camping

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March 1, 2023

Have you ever wanted to try backpacking? Backpacking is a form of hiking where the hikers carry all the things needed for camping on their backs. This usually includes tents, cooking supplies, food, water, and clothes. Typically, in ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Backpacking, Central Florida, Hiking, Lakeland, Leave No Trace, Natural Resources, Nature-based Tourism, Polk, Polk County, Polk County FL, Recreation, Shannon Carnevale, UF/IFAS Polk County, Wilderness Ethics
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New Episode from Naturally Florida: “Which comes first? Lightning or Thunder?”


January 30, 2023

The state of Florida is famous for its sunshine, beaches, and summertime fun. However, as Floridians we know that summer also means thunderstorms, and thunder doesn’t happen without lightning. In this episode, we will explore the basic ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Natural Resources
Tags: Lightning, Lmilligan, Naturally Florida Podcast, Scarnevale, Storms, Thunder
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New Episode from Naturally Florida – “Highlighting a Keystone Species: The Gopher Tortoise”


January 30, 2023

The gopher tortoise is not only a keystone species, but also an endemic species, making it special and important to the overall function of the ecosystems where it is found. In this episode we will explore the life of the gopher tortoise including ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Gopher Tortoise, Lmilligan, Naturally Florida Podcast, Scarnevale, Wildlife

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