In this episode, we explore the two species of skunks found in Florida, the striped skunk and the eastern spotted skunk. A mammal that is so unique, it recently divided from a subfamily of the weasel to become its own family, a stinky one! ... READ MORE
How do you feel about snakes? Not a fan? Well, while we believe snakes are friends, not foes, we recognize it may be comforting to know that the vast majority of snakes in Florida are non-venomous and largely cannot hurt you or your family. ... READ MORE
Manatees are Florida’s gentle giants and are a sight to behold. They are state and federally protected species under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act of ... READ MORE
Spanish moss: creepy or cool?
What comes to mind when you think of a southern landscape? Large, graceful oaks draped oh-so-perfectly with Spanish moss? Spanish moss is a quintessential part of our landscapes “down south” and it is often ... READ MORE
Lichens, what are those?
In this episode of Your Central Florid Yard, learn how to recognize lichens in the landscape and what exactly they are doing on your tree or even a garden bench or fence post.
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Florida black bears have been in the news, frequently, this year! On today's episode, we chat about the Florida black bear's diet, behavior, and biology, and provide some tips for co-existing with our resident bears.
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If you live in Florida, chances are you have heard or read about “harmful algal blooms" commonly referred to as HABs. We have received many requests for an episode on this topic, so…here it is! What are algae? What is a HAB? Are all algae ... READ MORE
We're excited to share that the Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership has awarded a Conservation Grant to Shannon Carnevale, our Natural Resources and Conservation Extension Agent. With this grant, we will launch the "Supplemental ... READ MORE
In this episode we explore the impacts of fireworks to air quality, water quality, wildlife and more! Although fireworks are a staple for celebrations around the world, the explosives almost always contain pollutants like heavy metals, perchlorates, ... READ MORE
In this episode, we continue our exploration of the sounds of summer. This episode's focus is all about commonly heard frogs in Florida. We have ~30 species of frog in the state. More often heard than seen, this episode features five frog ... READ MORE