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A Winter Wildlife Garden

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January 20, 2023

What do you see in the  photo on the left? A container of useless dead plants A bouquet of pollinator plants in their “winter” form A container showing plants that are a source of nesting and shelter for our over-wintering native ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Bees, Butterflies, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF/IFAS, Wildflowers, Wildlife

The Right Dose: Video Series


November 15, 2022

Florida is one of the most regulated states regarding pesticide applications.  Pesticide applicators licensed in Florida that apply Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP) must know their obligation under Florida Law. Restricted Use Pesticides are ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Applying Pesticides Correctly, Pesticide License, Pesticide Testing, Pesticide Training, The Right Dose

La Dosis Correcta: Serie de Videos


November 15, 2022

Florida es uno de los estados más regulados con respecto a las aplicaciones de plaguicidas. Los aplicadores de plaguicidas con licencia en Florida que aplican Plaguicidas de Uso Restringido (RUP) deben conocer su obligación bajo la Ley de ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Applying Pesticides Correctly, En Espanol, Espanol, La Dosis Correcta, Pesticide License, Pesticide Testing, Pesticide Training
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New Episode from Naturally Florida, “It’s Spooky Season, Let’s Chat About Bats

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October 18, 2022

Mummies, Ghosts, and Goblins – oh my! This spooky season, we’re chatting about bats in Florida! Thirteen species of Florida bats live here year-round and several more migrate in from the North or South at certain times of year. These ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Bats, Ecosystem Services, Featured, Florida Ecosystem, Florida Wildlife, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale
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Post-Hurricane Wildlife Encounters

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October 3, 2022

Native Florida wildlife has 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 wildlife ... 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

Save a monarch, plant a (native) milkweed!

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July 26, 2022

By now, you may have seen the recent article stating alarming news about the beloved monarch butterfly population. Many gardeners in Florida enjoy planting for butterflies, observing the unique lifecycle of butterflies, and adding colorful flowers ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Butterflies, Central Florida, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Milkweed, Monarch, Polk County, Polkgardening, Pollinators

New Episode from Naturally Florida: “Rat Poisons and Wildlife: What’s the Big Deal?”


July 18, 2022

Rodenticides are a specific type of pesticide used to control rats and mice, also known as rat poisons, but they can have impacts throughout the food chain if not used correctly. In this episode, we will explore the science behind rodenticides, ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Integrated Pest Management, Lmilligan, Naturally Florida Podcast, Pest Management, Rats, Rodenticides, Shannon Carnevale

New Episode from Naturally Florida: “Toads as Big as Your Head! Cane Toads in Florida”

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June 7, 2022

Cane toads are well known for posing a threat to our pets. They are one of many invasive animal species we have here in Florida. In this episode you will learn all about this invasive toad species, how it became established in Florida, impacts ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Invasive Species, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale, Wildlife

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!

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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: Florida Wildlife, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Migratory Birds, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale, Water, White Pelicans

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