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Post-Hurricane Wildlife Encounters

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October 3, 2022

Native Florida wildlife have adaptations and instincts that help them, literally, “weather the storm” during and after a hurricane. However, what is instinctual and normal for them may be unusual and concerning for us. Post-hurricane ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Alligators, Florida Black Bears, Florida Wildlife, Hurricane, Hurricane Preparedness, Living With Wildlife, Shannon Carnevale, Snakes, Wildlife

Build Your Own Rain Barrel


August 9, 2022

A rain barrel is an easy way to save water from a rainfall event to water your garden later.  You may choose to buy one ready made, or you can make it yourself. Finding a Barrel The first step of making a rain barrel is finding the barrel.  ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Rain Barrels, Water Conservation
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Water Conservation in Polk County


June 14, 2022

Our water resources are stretched today providing us with water for our homes, our crops, factories, businesses, and nature. Unfortunately, today's problem will only continue as the population of Central Florida grows. As we look for other water ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Water
Tags: Conservation, Florida Lawns, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn And Garden, Plants, Polk County, Saving Water, Water, Water Conservation
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Let’s Talk about Invasive Species Vocabulary

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

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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

Florida on Fire, a new episode from Naturally Florida

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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

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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

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