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Category: Wildlife

Polk County’s Invasive Amphibians (Webinar Opportunity)

close up of a Cane Toad

Join UF/IFAS Extension Agent, Shannon Carnevale, to learn about cane toads and Cuban treefrogs. Invasive species, like cane toads and Cuban treefrogs, are species that (a) are nonnative to a specified geographic area, (b) were introduced by humans… Read More

Mosquitoes in and around your home

Bromeliad bloom holding water

The arrival of summer temperatures and summer rainfall bring to mind another of our summer arrivals: mosquitoes.  These pesky insects are a reality to residents of Florida, and questions associated with disease spread and the best repellents are… Read More

Springtime blooms for the garden (and our pollinator friends, too!)

air b n b sign

Springtime color welcomes birds, butterflies, native bees and other pollinators! Did you know that urban pollinator gardens offer not just beauty, but also places of refuge, protection and nourishment for our airborne wildlife? These blooms, mostly from Florida… Read More

Wildlife of Florida: A Webinar Series

a resting black racer snake on grass

Join UF/IFAS Extension Agents, Shannon Carnevale and Lara Milligan, for a series of webinars on Florida’s diverse wildlife.​ Wildlife of Florida: A Webinar Series will take place every Monday, April 20 – May 25, from 2PM – 3PM… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

The Joy of Hummingbirds in Your Garden

Firebush featuring several cluster of orange-red tubular flowers.

There is nothing more exciting than seeing or hearing that cute little ruby-throated hummingbird in your own garden. Often they are heard before seen and then quickly flutter away. You too can enjoy the excitement of providing a… Read More