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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
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

“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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Celebrate Pollinator Week June 21-27


June 21, 2021

Calling all gardeners (and all who want to be gardeners)! Would you like to learn how to help our natural environment and add beauty to your yard? Join in this year’s annual international celebration of Pollinator Week! This event brings ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Wildlife
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Butterflies, Central Florida, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Pollinators
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Brahminy Blind Snake


September 24, 2020

Perhaps while working in your yard you have come across an animal that looked very much like an earthworm… but not quite… have you considered it might be a snake? Next time, take another look. If it is darker and smoother than you expect, ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Blind Snake, Brahminy Blind Snake, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Snakes, Wildlife
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Blue Calamintha Bee


August 26, 2020

  Who hasn’t heard about the rediscovery of the rare blue calamintha bee in Florida, most likely thought to be extinct? It would surprise me if you hadn’t heard because this little blue ball of wonder has generated a global ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Blue Bee, Calamint, Chase Kimmel, Endangered, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Jaret Daniels, Lake Wales Ridge, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Pollinator, Rachel Mallinger, Wildlife

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