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
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
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
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
While Florida is not home to many commercial swine operations, many Floridians have dealt with feral swine as outdoor enthusiasts, land owners, and/or have or know children who exhibit hogs at youth fair and other livestock shows. At the very ... READ MORE
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
As the Florida sun sets low in the sky, it is time for one of Florida’s spectacular wonders. The nightly firefly show. In dark areas near waterways with tall grasses, shrubs, or trees, you can catch a glimpse of the elusive Florida fireflies ... READ MORE
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
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
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 ... READ MORE